Origin of dedication
Examples from the Web for self-dedication
Historical Examples of self-dedication
The language in question may be considered as expressive of self-dedication.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I
Francis Augustus Cox
Every sacrifice contemplated in this self-dedication had to be made.The Life Of Thomas Paine, Vol. I. (of II)
Moncure Daniel Conway
But the self-dedication must be made at once, and it must be complete.Sermons
J. B. Lightfoot
It has been very common to allege this as a reason for the self-dedication of nuns: and it is always a handy missile to throw.The Makers of Modern Rome
Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
We may produce, however, a striking document of self-dedication which belongs to this period.
late 14c., "action of dedicating," from Old French dedicacion (14c., Modern French dédication) "consecration of a church or chapel," or directly from Latin dedicationem, noun of action from dedicare (see dedicate). Meaning "the giving of oneself to some purpose" is c.1600; as an inscription in a book, etc., from 1590s.