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consecration

[kon-si-krey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of consecrating; dedication to the service and worship of a deity.
2.
the act of giving the sacramental character to the Eucharistic elements of bread and wine, especially in the Roman Catholic Church.
3.
ordination to a sacred office, especially to the episcopate.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English consecracio(u)n (< Anglo-French) < Latin consecrātiōn- (stem of consecrātiō). See consecrate, -ion

deconsecration, noun
nonconsecration, noun
preconsecration, noun
reconsecration, noun
unconsecration, noun
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Consecration (ˌkɒnsɪˈkreɪʃən)
 
n
RC Church the part of the Mass after the sermon during which the bread and wine are believed to change into the Body and Blood of Christ

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consecration
late 14c., from L. consecrationem, noun of action from consecrare (see consecrate).
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Consecration definition


the devoting or setting apart of anything to the worship or service of God. The race of Abraham and the tribe of Levi were thus consecrated (Ex. 13:2, 12, 15; Num. 3:12). The Hebrews devoted their fields and cattle, and sometimes the spoils of war, to the Lord (Lev. 27:28, 29). According to the Mosaic law the first-born both of man and beast were consecrated to God. In the New Testament, Christians are regarded as consecrated to the Lord (1 Pet. 2:9).

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