verb (used with object), sol·em·nized, sol·em·niz·ing.
verb (used without object), sol·em·nized, sol·em·niz·ing.
Origin of solemnize
Examples from the Web for solemnization
Historical Examples of solemnization
We are informed that the solemnization of it was owing to a miracle.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II
Francis Augustus Cox
I searched in my drawer and read over the "Form of Solemnization of Matrimony."Memoirs of a Midget
Walter de la Mare
She is indeed between the contract of her marriage and its solemnization.William Shakespeare as he lived.
We are just returned from the solemnization of the last mournful rite.Clarissa Harlowe, Volume 9 (of 9)
During the solemnization of the Olympic Games, the bitterest animosities were laid aside.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
mid-15c., "act of celebrating," from Old French solemnisation, solempnisation, or directly from Medieval Latin solempnizationem (nominative solempnizatio), from Latin sollemnis (see solemn).
late 14c., "honor by ceremonies," from Old French solemnisier, from Medieval Latin solemnizare, from Latin solemnis (see solemn). Meaning "render solemn" is from 1726. Related: Solemnized; solemnizing.