enshrine

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From en- +‎ shrine.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɪnˈʃɹʌɪn/, /ɛnˈʃɹʌɪn/

VerbEdit

enshrine (third-person singular simple present enshrines, present participle enshrining, simple past and past participle enshrined)

  1. (transitive) To enclose (a sacred relic etc.) in a shrine or chest.
  2. (transitive) To preserve or cherish (something) as though in a shrine; to preserve or contain, especially with some reverence.
    • 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, p. 256:
      At the centre of Muhammad's achievement was the extraordinary poetry which enshrined his revelations.
  3. To protect an idea, ideal, or philosophy within an official law or treaty
    Other measures, such as compensation for victims, will be enshrined in the proposed new law.

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Last modified on 1 November 2013, at 19:16