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viaticum (vīăt´Ĭkəm) [Lat.,=provision for a journey], in the Roman Catholic Church, Communion given to the dying by a priest. Catholics are obliged to receive the viaticum if they are able and to procure it for others. The dying person is usually confessed before receiving the viaticum but need not be fasting. The confession, viaticum, and anointing of the sick are called the last rites of the church.

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viaticum

viaticum Holy Communion as administered to the dying; necessaries for a journey. XVI. — L. viāticum travelling money, provisions for a journey, sb. use of n. of viāticus, f. via VIA1; see -ATIC.

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Viaticum

Viaticum (Lat., ‘provision for a journey’). Holy communion given to those close to death, to give them strength and grace for the next stage of their history.

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viaticum

viaticum the Eucharist as given to a person near or in danger of death; the word comes (in the mid 16th century) from Latin, ultimately from via ‘road’.

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