Definition of unction:
- Divine or sanctifying grace.
- That quality in language, address, or the like, which excites emotion; especially, strong devotion; religious fervor and tenderness; sometimes, a simulated, factitious, or unnatural fervor.
- That which is used for anointing; an unguent; an ointment; hence, anything soothing or lenitive.
- The act of anointing, smearing, or rubbing with an unguent, oil, or ointment, especially for medical purposes, or as a symbol of consecration; as, mercurial unction.
- "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
- "Ernest Maltravers, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
- "Story of My Life, volumes 1-3", Augustus J. C. Hare.