deconsecrated


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de·con·se·crate

 (dē-kŏn′sĭ-krāt′)
tr.v. de·con·se·crat·ed, de·con·se·crat·ing, de·con·se·crates
To make (a church, synagogue, or temple, for example) no longer consecrated.

de·con′se·cra′tion n.

deconsecrated

(ˌdiːˈkɒnsɪkreɪtɪd)
adj
(Christian Churches, other) (of a church) having been transferred to secular use
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.deconsecrated - divested of consecration
desecrated - treated with contempt; "many desecrated shrines and cemeteries"
Translations

deconsecrated

[ˌdiːˈkɒnsɪˌkreɪtɪd] adjsconsacrato/a
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It requires churches that are deconsecrated those buildings that can be turned over for a secular purpose--not be used in what the church would consider a profane manner.
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The ground has been deconsecrated, it's now, by definition, just building.
Built in the 1840s, it was deconsecrated more than a century later, then lay derelict before being rescued by developers and turned into living spaces.
The deconsecrated church of Saint Mary-at-Lambeth where the coffins, left, were discovered in the crypt THE long lost coffin of an 18th century Lichfield bishop has been discovered in the crypt of a medieval London church.
Cambridge graduate Mr Jones' firm is also working on a PS5m extension to London's Garden Museum, based in the deconsecrated parish church of St Mary-at-Lambeth, next to Lambeth Palace.
The chapel was deconsecrated in 1934 after Cadwallader Bates' widow, Josephine, passed away.
A number of the churches have been deconsecrated and are now hotels, or B&Bs, or pubs.
Grade II listed, the small, medieval church has been deconsecrated and is unused.
Skin-tight jumpsuits draped in loose fringing, disco-chic silver dresses with power shoulders and dramatic floor-length gowns graced the catwalk at the opulent 19th-century Grade One listed building, a deconsecrated Gothic church.
A spokesman for Ampleforth Abbey said: "With no future use for St Austin's church as a place of worship, it has been deconsecrated in conjunction with the historic churches committee.
The road is deconsecrated and is part of the future university campus.