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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·noint v. t. [imp. & p. p. Anointed; p. pr. & vb. n. Anointing.]
 1. To smear or rub over with oil or an unctuous substance; also, to spread over, as oil.
    And fragrant oils the stiffened limbs anoint.   --Dryden.
    He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay.   --John ix. 6.
 2. To apply oil to or to pour oil upon, etc., as a sacred rite, especially for consecration.
    Then shalt thou take the anointing oil, and pour it upon his [Aaron's] head and anoint him.   --Exod. xxix. 7.
    Anoint Hazael to be king over Syria.   --1 Kings xix. 15.
 The Lord's Anointed, Christ or the Messiah; also, a Jewish or other king by “divine right.”