Origin of dedication
Examples from the Web for self-dedication
But the self-dedication must be made at once, and it must be complete.Sermons|J. B. Lightfoot
The language in question may be considered as expressive of self-dedication.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I|Francis Augustus Cox
He speaks much of the death of self, of purity of heart, and of self-dedication to God.Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3)|Charles Eliot
The modern man or woman can combine the Greek ideal of self-development with the Christian ideal of self-dedication.Atlantic Classics, Second Series|Henry C. Merwin
We may produce, however, a striking document of self-dedication which belongs to this period.
British Dictionary definitions for self-dedication
Word Origin and History for self-dedication
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.