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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 of consecration
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 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 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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