To give or receive the Eucharist. (Anglo-Saxon, huslian,
to give the husel or host.)
“Children were christened, and men houseled and assoyled through all
the land, except such as were in the bill of excommunication by name
expressed.” —Holinshed: Chronicle.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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