Definition of deconsecrate
: to remove the sacred character of deconsecrate a church
deconsecrationplay \(ˌ)dē-ˌkän(t)-sə-ˈkrā-shən\ noun
Examples of deconsecrate in a Sentence
hoping to raise much-needed funds, the church elders deconsecrated the 18th-century silver chalice and consigned it to a high-end auction house
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In the decree, Blair cited diminishing membership and intolerable financial burdens among the reasons for deconsecrating St. Margaret, built in 1910.
Archdiocesan officials have emphasized that decisions regarding closed church buildings, including whether they will be deconsecrated, will be made at the local level.
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