consecration

noun

con·​se·​cra·​tion ˌkän(t)-sə-ˈkrā-shən How to pronounce consecration (audio)
1
: the act or ceremony of consecrating
2
: the state of being consecrated
3
capitalized : the part of a Communion rite in which the bread and wine are consecrated

Examples of consecration in a Sentence

the consecration of the Host during Communion
Recent Examples on the Web France would then be confronted with the consecration through high political office of the extreme right, an idea held unthinkable ever since the Vichy government ruled France in collaboration with the Nazis between 1940 and 1944. Roger Cohen, New York Times, 10 June 2024 So just to give you a small example, after the consecration of the Ayodhya temple, now there is a demand to return not just two other major temples, Kashi and Mathura, but probably about 4,000 other shrines, and there is a lot of local activism on that ground. Foreign Affairs, 4 Mar. 2024 Since the laying of the cornerstone on August 8, 1871, and the consecration of the church on June 19, 1873, Immanuel Church has been a vibrant church for the community as the parish has grown and expanded over the years. Melissa Whatley, Baltimore Sun, 19 Feb. 2024 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the consecration ceremony for the temple. Mithil Aggarwal, NBC News, 21 Jan. 2024 See all Example Sentences for consecration 

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of consecration was in the 14th century

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“Consecration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/consecration. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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consecration

noun
con·​se·​cra·​tion ˌkän(t)-sə-ˈkrā-shən How to pronounce consecration (audio)
1
: the act or ceremony of consecrating
2
: the state of being consecrated

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