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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Consecrate

CONSECRATE, verb transitive [Latin , to consecrate sacred. See Sacred.]

1. To make or declare to be sacred, by certain ceremonies or rites; to appropriate to sacred uses; to set apart, dedicate, or devote, to the service and worship of God; as, to consecrate a church.

Thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons. Exodus 29:9.

All the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron, are consecrated to the Lord. Joshua 6:19.

2. To canonize; to exalt to the rank of a saint; to enroll among the gods, as a Roman emperor.

3. To set apart and bless the elements in the eucharist.

4. To render venerable; to make respected; as, rules or principles consecrated by time.

CONSECRATE, adjective Sacred; consecrated; devoted; dedicated.

They were assembled in that consecrate place.

[This word is now seldom used, unless in poetry.]