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Pronunciation:  `kânsu'kreyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  sanctification of something by setting it apart (usually with religious rites) as dedicated to God; "the Cardinal attended the consecration of the church"
  2. [n]  a solemn commitment of your life or your time to some cherished purpose (to a service or a goal); "his consecration to study"

CONSECRATION is a 12 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: allegiance, commitment, dedication, loyalty, sanctification



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Con`se*cra"tion\, n. [L. consecratio: cf. F.
The act or ceremony of consecrating; the state of being
consecrated; dedication.

      Until the days of your consecration be at an end.
                                               --Lev. viii.

      Consecration makes not a place sacred, but only solemny
      declares it so.                          --South.

Easton Bible Dictionary

the devoting or setting apart of anything to the worship or service of God. The race of Abraham and the tribe of Levi were thus consecrated (Ex. 13:2, 12, 15; Num. 3:12). The Hebrews devoted their fields and cattle, and sometimes the spoils of war, to the Lord (Lev. 27:28, 29). According to the Mosaic law the first-born both of man and beast were consecrated to God.

In the New Testament, Christians are regarded as consecrated to the Lord (1 Pet. 2:9).

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