consecration

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From Latin cōnsecrātiō

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consecration (plural consecrations)

  1. The act or ceremony of consecrating; the state of being consecrated; dedication.
    • 1845, William Palmer, Origines Liturgicae, or, Antiquities of the English Ritual: And a Dissertation on Primitive Liturgies[1], volume 2, edition 4th, London: Francis & John Rivington, OCLC 25757264, page 310:
      Inthronization, in ancient times, immediately succeeded the rite of consecration; the new bishop being honourably placed in his episcopal chair by the prelates assembled for his consecration.

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