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Definition of consecration noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    consecration

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˌkɒnsɪˈkreɪʃn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːnsɪˈkreɪʃn//
     
    [countable, uncountable]
     
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  1. 1the act of stating officially in a religious ceremony that something is holy and can be used for religious purposes the consecration of a church
  2. 2(in Christian belief) the act of making bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ the consecration of bread and wine in the Eucharist
  3. 3the act of stating officially in a religious ceremony that somebody is now a priest, etc. the consecration of a bishop
  4. 4consecration (to something) the act of giving something/somebody/yourself to a special purpose, especially a religious one As a sign of their consecration to religious life, they are to clothe themselves plainly and to live in simplicity.