incensation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

incense +‎ -ation

Noun[edit]

incensation (countable and uncountable, plural incensations)

  1. (Roman Catholic Church) The offering of incense.
    • 1913, Catholic Encyclopedia/Consecration
      After the third incensation, the censer is given to a priest, vested in surplice, who, till the end of the consecration, continues going around the altar, incensing it on all sides, save when the bishop uses the censer.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for incensation in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)