sacred or set apart; dedicated to the service or worship of a deity or for a spiritual or religious purpose:Holding the vessel of consecrated water, the swami poured it out over the newly built shrine.
(of bread, wine, or both elements) changed into the Eucharist:During the Mass, the priest offers to God the consecrated bread and wine in re-enactment of the self-offering of Jesus Christ.
venerated or highly honored; established as inviolable:It is never easy to convert formal legislative initiatives into a dominant vision and culturally consecrated practice.
the simple past tense and past participle of consecrate.
- con·se·crat·ed·ness, noun
- su·per·con·se·crat·ed, adjective
- un·con·se·crat·ed, adjective
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How to use consecrated in a sentence
Either way, once the Electoral College votes are counted in early January, the results of the election will be consecrated.Voter intimidation, Russian influence, refusal to accept results: What could go wrong on Election Night | Nicole Goodkind | November 2, 2020 | Fortune
The triumphant Jews possessed only a one-day supply of consecrated oil.
They did, however, and in 2010 consecrated the second gay bishop in Los Angeles, the Rt.Bishop Gene Robinson on His New Book ‘God Believes in Love’ & More | David Sessions | September 21, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The gift demands the voluntary use of it for the end intended; and the Giver requires that the gift be consecrated to him.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
It tried to follow him beyond the grave, disputing his right to make a will and denying him burial in consecrated ground.Gospel Philosophy | J. H. Ward
Only with a woman consecrated to active participation may the revolutionist associate.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman
Hence she surpassed in grace and holiness all other created beings, and was consecrated a worthy temple of the incarnate Word.Mary, Help of Christians | Various
Diana, bearing Richard not a tenth of the affection his sister consecrated to him, was alarmed for him.Mistress Wilding | Rafael Sabatini