sacralization

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From sacralize +‎ -ation.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /seɪkɹəlʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/

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sacralization (countable and uncountable, plural sacralizations)

  1. The endowment of something with sacred qualities; making sacred.
    • 2011, Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature, Penguin 2012, p. 313:
      The sacralization of arbitrary lines on a map may seem illogical, but there is a rationale to the respecting of norms, even arbitrary and unjustifiable ones.
  2. A developmental abnormality in which the first sacral vertebra becomes fused with the fifth lumbar veterbra.

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