[ kon-si-krey-shuh n ]
/ ˌkɒn sɪˈkreɪ ʃən /
the act of consecrating; dedication to the service and worship of a deity.
the act of giving the sacramental character to the Eucharistic elements of bread and wine, especially in the Roman Catholic Church.
ordination to a sacred office, especially to the episcopate.
Origin of consecration
1350–1400; Middle English consecracio(u)n (< Anglo-French) < Latin consecrātiōn- (stem of consecrātiō). See consecrate, -ion
OTHER WORDS FROM consecration
de·con·se·cra·tion, noun non·con·se·cra·tion, noun pre·con·se·cra·tion, noun re·con·se·cra·tion, noun
Words nearby consecration
British Dictionary definitions for consecration
/ (ˌkɒnsɪˈkreɪʃən) /
RC Church the part of the Mass after the sermon during which the bread and wine are believed to change into the Body and Blood of Christ