self-consecration

noun

self-con·​se·​cra·​tion ˌself-ˌkän(t)-sə-ˈkrā-shən How to pronounce self-consecration (audio)
plural self-consecrations
: the act of dedicating oneself to a sacred purpose : the act of consecrating oneself
Every one … shares in Christ's self-consecration on our behalf.Thomas F. Torrance
At the same time, a tuft of hair is cut in a symbolic tonsure, an act of self-consecration to God.Katherine Clark

Word History

First Known Use

1807, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-consecration was in 1807

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Cite this Entry

“Self-consecration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-consecration. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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