dedication

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Etymology[edit]

Originated 1350–1400 from Middle English dedicacioun, from Old French dedicacion ‎(consecration of a church or chapel), from Latin dédicātiō, equivalent to dédicātus+-iōn.

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dedication ‎(countable and uncountable, plural dedications)

  1. (uncountable) The act of dedicating or the state of being dedicated.
  2. (countable) A note addressed to a patron or friend, prefixed to a work of art as a token of respect, esteem, or affection.
  3. (countable) A ceremony marking an official completion or opening.
  4. (law) The deliberate or negligent surrender of all rights to property.

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References[edit]

  • dedication” in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • dedication” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • "dedication" in WordNet 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.
  • "dedication" in the Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law, Merriam-Webster, 1996.