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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020 Consecration /ˌkɒnsɪˈkreɪʃən/ n
- 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
(kon′si krā′shən),USA pronunciation n.
- Religionthe act of consecrating;
dedication to the service and worship of a deity.
- Religionthe act of giving the sacramental character to the Eucharistic elements of bread and wine, esp. in the Roman Catholic Church.
- Religionordination to a sacred office, esp. to the episcopate.
- Latin consecrātiōn- (stem of consecrātiō). See consecrate, -ion
- Middle English consecracio(u)n ( 1350–1400
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