- to make or declare sacred; set apart or dedicate to the service of a deity: to consecrate a new church building.
- to make (something) an object of honor or veneration; hallow: a custom consecrated by time.
- to devote or dedicate to some purpose: a life consecrated to science.
- to admit or ordain to a sacred office, especially to the episcopate.
- to change (bread and wine) into the Eucharist.
- consecrated; sacred.
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Examples from the Web for reconsecrated
Historical Examples of reconsecrated
The mosque was reconsecrated by Charles V. and used as a Christian chapel.Old Continental Towns
Walter M. Gallichan
There I reconsecrated to God, after a careful examination of myself before him.Birth of a Reformation
First he caused the cathedral to be washed with wine and reconsecrated.The Story of Perugia
But if a consecrated chalice be regilt, is it therefore to be reconsecrated?
Fifthly, an altar, just as a church, is reconsecrated in cases of doubt.
- to make or declare sacred or holy; sanctify
- to dedicate (one's life, time, etc) to a specific purpose
- to ordain (a bishop)
- Christianity to sanctify (bread and wine) for the Eucharist to be received as the body and blood of Christ
- to cause to be respected or revered; veneratetime has consecrated this custom
- archaic consecrated