consecration

[ kon-si-krey-shuh n ]
/ ˌkɒn sɪˈkreɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of consecrating; dedication to the service and worship of a deity.
the act of giving the sacramental character to the Eucharistic elements of bread and wine, especially in the Roman Catholic Church.
ordination to a sacred office, especially to the episcopate.

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Origin of consecration

1350–1400; Middle English consecracio(u)n (< Anglo-French) < Latin consecrātiōn- (stem of consecrātiō). See consecrate, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM consecration

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British Dictionary definitions for consecration

Consecration
/ (ˌkɒnsɪˈkreɪʃən) /

noun

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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