deconsecration

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

de- +‎ consecration

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

deconsecration (countable and uncountable, plural deconsecrations)

  1. The undoing of consecration; a desecration or defilement.
  2. A ritual observing the removal from service of a sacred place, such as the closing of a church.