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1. The act, process, or ceremony of consecrating.
2. The state of being consecrated.


(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


(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.
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"
تَكْريس نَفْسه
vígsla; helgun


[ˌkɒnsɪˈkreɪʃən] Nconsagración f


[ˌkɒnsɪˈkreɪʃən] n [church, bishop] → consécration f


nWeihe f; (in Mass) → Wandlung f


[ˌkɒnsɪˈkreɪʃn] nconsacrazione f


(ˈkonsikreit) verb
to set apart for a holy use; to dedicate to God. The bishop consecrated the new church.
ˌconseˈcration noun
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.
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.
Agbor's book, Power of Consecration highlights the purpose of God for his vessels, with the author explaining that consecration means to set apart for the use of God for a given purpose.
A court in Mombasa on Friday allowed the Mombasa ACK diocese to proceed with the consecration of Alphonse Mwaro as the new bishop.
J'ai essaye lors des dernieres journees d'ameliorer les prestations de l'equipe et j'estime que la consecration a ete meritee.
Scholars of South Asian religion and culture address major issues connected with the pratistha, consecration rite, in Saiva, Vaisnava, Buddhist, and Jain contexts, offering insights into the consecration procedures in various traditions and historical periods.