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.
- conscript fathers,
- consecutive anophthalmia,
Origin of consecration
de·con·se·cra·tion, nounnon·con·se·cra·tion, nounpre·con·se·cra·tion, nounre·con·se·cra·tion, noun
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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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late 14c., from Latin consecrationem (nominative consecratio), noun of action from consecrat-, past participle stem of consecrare (see consecrate).
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