See also: consécration

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin cōnsecrātiō, cōnsecrātiōnem.

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  • IPA(key): /ˌkɒnsɪˈkɹeɪʃən/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun edit

consecration (countable and uncountable, plural consecrations)

  1. The act or ceremony of consecrating; the state of being consecrated; dedication.
    • 1845, William Palmer, Origines Liturgicae, or, Antiquities of the English Ritual: And a Dissertation on Primitive Liturgies[1], 4th edition, volume 2, London: Francis & John Rivington, →OCLC, page 310:
      Inthronization, in ancient times, immediately succeeded the rite of consecration; the new bishop being honourably placed in his episcopal chair by the prelates assembled for his consecration.

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