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consecration


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Consecration  \Con`se*cra"tion\,  n.  [L.  consecratio:  cf  F. 
  cons['e]cration.] 
  The  act  or  ceremony  of  consecrating;  the  state  of  being 
  consecrated;  dedication. 
 
  Until  the  days  of  your  consecration  be  at  an  end 
  --Lev.  viii. 
  33. 
 
  Consecration  makes  not  a  place  sacred,  but  only  solemny 
  declares  it  so  --South. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  consecration 
  n  1:  a  solemn  dedication  to  a  service  or  a  goal;  "his 
  consecration  to  study" 
  2:  the  act  of  consecrating;  "the  Cardinal  attended  the 
  consecration  of  the  church" 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Consecration 
  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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