Disanoint

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Disanoint To invalidate the consecration of; as, to disanoint a king.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • disanoint To render invalid the consecration of; deprive of the honor of being anointed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Disanoint dis-a-noint′ to undo the anointing or consecration of.
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Usage

In poetry:

Out of time's blind old eyes were shed
Tears that were mortal, and left dead
The heart and spirit of the years,
And on mans fallen and helmless head
Time's disanointing tears
Fell cold as fears.
"On The Downs" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
And priests against the mouth divine
Push their sponge full of poison yet
And bitter blood for myrrh and wine,
And on the same reed is it set
Wherewith before they buffeted
The people's disanointed head.
"Before A Crucifix" by Algernon Charles Swinburne