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consecration

[kon-si-krey-shuh n] /ˌkɒn sɪˈkreɪ ʃən/
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
1350-1400; Middle English consecracio(u)n (< Anglo-French) < Latin consecrātiōn- (stem of consecrātiō). See consecrate, -ion
Related forms
deconsecration, noun
nonconsecration, noun
preconsecration, noun
reconsecration, noun
unconsecration, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for un consecration

Consecration

/ˌkɒnsɪˈkreɪʃən/
noun
1.
(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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Word Origin and History for un consecration

consecration

n.

late 14c., from Latin consecrationem (nominative consecratio), noun of action from consecrat-, past participle stem of consecrare (see consecrate).

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un consecration in the Bible

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).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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