OTHER WORDS FROM consecratedcon·se·crat·ed·ness, nounsu·per·con·se·crat·ed, adjectiveun·con·se·crat·ed, adjective
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What does consecrated mean?
Consecrated describes something that is considered sacred. Something consecrated is dedicated to the service or worship of a deity or for spiritual or religious purposes.
Something usually becomes consecrated through a ritual or ceremony in which a religious leader blesses it or imposes some type of belief onto it. In many faiths, consecrated items are revered for their ability to bless, bring good fortune, and be used as a tool for praying.
In many Christian faiths, consecrated specifically describes the bread and wine that, according to the faith, have been changed into the Eucharist.
While consecrated is most commonly used in these religious senses, it is sometimes used figuratively to describe something that is not religious but still highly honored or revered, such as a consecrated study in a subject, such as mathematics or science.
Example: The mosque down the road was consecrated just in time for their Nikah ceremony.
Where does consecrated come from?
The first records of the term consecrated come from the 1300s. It ultimately comes from the Latin consecrātus.
In some faiths, when someone is ordained or assigned an office in the faith, they are said to be consecrated, meaning that the person is devoting their life to the faith and their role in it. Many faith leadership positions, especially in faiths descended from Abraham, require that their consecrated leaders take vows that affirm their consecration and allow them to be ordained.
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What are some other forms related to consecrated?
- consecratedness (noun)
- deconsecrated (verb, adjective)
- reconsecrated (verb, adjective)
- unconsecrated (verb, adjective)
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How is consecrated used in real life?
Consecrated is used almost exclusively to describe something that is sacred or blessed, especially the Eucharist.
Consecrated life is a great gift of God: a gift of God to the Church, a gift of God to His People.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) February 2, 2017
Carrying candles, superiors of religious orders process into St. Pete's for feast of Presentation of Lord, World Day for Consecrated Life.
— Catholic News Service (@CatholicNewsSvc) February 2, 2013
A pig was hanged in France in 1394 for sacrilege. It had eaten a consecrated wafer.
— Quite Interesting (@qikipedia) September 30, 2014
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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|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