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deconsecrate

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verb de·con·se·crate \(ˌ)dē-ˈkän(t)-sə-ˌkrāt\

Definition of deconsecrate

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to remove the sacred character of <deconsecrate a church>

deconsecration

play \(ˌ)dē-ˌkän(t)-sə-ˈkrā-shən\ noun


Examples of deconsecrate in a sentence

  1. <hoping to raise much-needed funds, the church elders deconsecrated the 18th-century silver chalice and consigned it to a high-end auction house>



1876

First Known Use of deconsecrate

1876


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