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1. The act, process, or ceremony of consecrating.
2. The state of being consecrated.
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(Roman Catholic Church) 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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(ˌkɒn sɪˈkreɪ ʃən)

1. the act of consecrating; dedication to the service and worship of a deity.
2. the act of consecrating the Eucharistic elements of bread and wine.
3. ordination to a sacred office, esp. to the episcopate.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.consecration - a solemn commitment of your life or your time to some cherished purpose (to a service or a goal)consecration - a solemn commitment of your life or your time to some cherished purpose (to a service or a goal); "his consecration to study"
allegiance, commitment, loyalty, dedication - the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action; "his long commitment to public service"; "they felt no loyalty to a losing team"
2.consecration - (religion) sanctification of something by setting it apart (usually with religious rites) as dedicated to God; "the Cardinal attended the consecration of the church"
sanctification - a religious ceremony in which something is made holy
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
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[ˌkɒnsɪˈkreɪʃən] Nconsagración f
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[ˌkɒnsɪˈkreɪʃən] n [church, bishop] → consécration f
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nWeihe f; (in Mass) → Wandlung f
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[ˌkɒnsɪˈkreɪʃn] nconsacrazione f
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(ˈkonsikreit) verb
to set apart for a holy use; to dedicate to God. The bishop consecrated the new church.
ˌconseˈcration noun
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References in classic literature ?
Each shall have his own thought; that is a consecration of the rights of intelligence; and each shall have his own field, is a consecration of the right to property that has been acquired by toil.
Reed had been dead nine years: it was in this chamber he breathed his last; here he lay in state; hence his coffin was borne by the undertaker's men; and, since that day, a sense of dreary consecration had guarded it from frequent intrusion.
In return I can at least offer you an affection hitherto unwasted, and the faithful consecration of a life which, however short in the sequel, has no backward pages whereon, if you choose to turn them, you will find records such as might justly cause you either bitterness or shame.
Be always worthy of your consecration; be always worthy of yourselves." She paused.
The general characteristics of all theocratic architecture are immutability, horror of progress, the preservation of traditional lines, the consecration of the primitive types, the constant bending of all the forms of men and of nature to the incomprehensible caprices of the symbol.
His religious poems, published after his death in a volume called 'The Temple,' show mainly two things, first his intense and beautiful consecration to his personal God and Saviour, which, in its earnest sincerity, renders him distinctly the most representative poet of the Church of England, and second the influence of Donne, who was a close friend of his mother.
A ceremony of consecration, festive as well as religious, was now to be performed.
The tears rose slowly in Katharine's eyes and stood there, brimming but contained--the tears of some profound emotion, happiness, grief, renunciation; an emotion so complex in its nature that to express it was impossible, and Cassandra, bending her head and receiving the tears upon her cheek, accepted them in silence as the consecration of her love.
Never was it known positively by what means the old chevalier obtained these two solemn consecrations of his title and merits.
Various views are expressed regarding the point or climax of the actual consecration. While some express the chanting of Dza-hum bam-ho, marking the mergence of the Commitment Being and the Wisdom Being, others consider initiation, a means of empowering the base, as determining the point of actual consecration.
More than 800 well-wishers joined bishops from across Australia and New Zealand to witness the consecration of 51-year-old Bishop Kay Goldsworthy at Perth's St.
Ms Goldsworthy's appointment was made possible by a decision earlier this week at a meeting of Australia's Anglican bishops that set protocols for the consecration of women bishops.