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the act of applying oil or an oily liquid

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After all, central to his anointment was his ability to convince people that he does in fact empathize with the average American; that he's as likely to lunch at a Northeast McDonald's as at the West Wing Mess.
Announcing her candidature, BJP president Amit Shah categorically denied any rift within the party over her anointment and maintained that the rank and file of the BJP were united over Bedi's name.
The Centre had on Wednesday said that the Mughalera mosque Jama Masjid is a Wakf property and it has to decide how the rule of primogeniture applies on anointment of new Shahi Imam, which has come under challenge.
While the court's observation is a big blow to the Bukhari family, which came to India on Mughal emperor Shah Jahan's invitation from Central Asia in 1656, the incumbent Shahi Imam Syed Ahmad Bukhari can heave a sigh of relief with the court refusing to prevent the anointment ceremony scheduled for Saturday, terming it as a private function.
Zia wasted no time in greeting Modi for his anointment as premier even before the official announcement of the election results.
Sharif arrived in New Delhi today along with his father to witness the anointment of Narendra Modi as India's 15th Prime Minister.
Abdulsalam said the attack targeted the faithful who were preparing to mark Al-Ghadeer, the day on which Shias commemorate the anointment of Ali, one of the key figures of their faith, as successor to the Prophet Mohammed.
Summary: Russian President Vladimir Putin's anointment of Alexander Medvedev to succeed him in what is supposed to be a democratic presidential election next March shows that Russia's leaders have not changed a whit.
He also was privileged to experience the crowning ceremony of an Ariki, an elaborate event full of ancient traditions including gift-giving, processions, investiture, anointment and feasting.
It was upon their anointment with the oil from the vial that new monarchs were invested with the ability to heal others through their touch.
At least he didn't nominate lawyers and barristers for anointment.
As a prototype, Tanaka describes several versions of the abhishika rite, which infuses divine energy into an image through ritual anointment with water which has been energized by sakti from a Vedic-style fire sacrifice (homa).
However, with her formal anointment, the BJP leadership also sent across a clear message to party leaders opposed to her elevation as the chief ministerial candidate.
The Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid stoked a controversy earlier this month by refusing to invite Modi while extending invitation to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for his son's anointment as Naib Imam -- his successor.
NEW DELHI -- The Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari, on Thursday invited Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for his son's anointment, but excluded Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the guest list, Times of India reported.