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

 

deconsecration

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌdiːkɒnsɪˈkreɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːkɑːnsɪˈkreɪʃn//
 
[uncountable](religion)
 
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the fact that something, such as a building, stops being used for religious purposes