self-consecration

noun
self-con·​se·​cra·​tion | \ ˌself-ˌkän(t)-sə-ˈkrā-shən How to pronounce self-consecration (audio) \
plural self-consecrations

Definition of self-consecration

: 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

First Known Use of self-consecration

1807, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-consecration.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-consecration. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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