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British Dictionary definitions for sacring

sacring

noun
  1. archaic the act or ritual of consecration, esp of the Eucharist or of a bishop

Word Origin

C13: from obsolete sacren to consecrate, from Latin sacrāre; see sacred
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Historical Examples

  • Only she is bidden that she must rescue Orleans, and lead the Dauphin to his sacring at Rheims.

    A Monk of Fife

    Andrew Lang

  • Another custom of earlier times was that of ringing the sacring bell.

  • So they came on a day, and found this dead man at the sacring of his mass, and they abode him till he had said mass.

  • And then the bishop made semblaunt as though he would have gone to the sacring of the mass.

  • And then the bishop made semblant as though he would have gone to the sacring of the mass.

    Chronicle and Romance (The Harvard Classics Series)

    Jean Froissart, Thomas Malory, Raphael Holinshed