Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of solemnizing; celebration. Also written solemnisation.
- n. The performance of a ceremony (in an appropriate and solemn manner), such as performing a marriage.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of solemnizing; celebration.
- n. the public performance of a sacrament or solemn ceremony with all appropriate ritual
“Reply Obj. 1: This kind of solemnization regards not only men but also God in so far as it is accompanied by a spiritual consecration or blessing, of which God is the author, though man is the minister, according to Num.”
“Indeed, as the period approached, the threat appeared more as a delusion, not to be regarded as worthy to disturb my peace, while the happiness I hoped for in my marriage wore a greater appearance of certainty, as the day fixed for its solemnization drew nearer, and I heard it continually spoken of as an occurrence which no accident could possibly prevent.”
“It is now sung, bizarrely, at the solemnization of Jewish weddings.”
“The formation of a common-law relationship does not involve the solemnization of a marriage.”
“As the formation of a common-law relationship does not require the solemnization of a marriage, there is no risk of violating the criminal sanction against bigamy.”
“In the case of the marriage decision, Cuccinelli noted Virginia couples who wish to get married out of state have a variety of options at their disposal, including having a separate, brief, solemnization ceremony in Virginia in addition to an out-of-state event.”
“Is solemnization required to make the marriage legal?”
“Twilight Zone meets the L Word solemnization of matrimony - and I am totally having pre-wedding jitters.”
“I find it offensive that this is not your private solemnization of weddings, your solemnizations of services.”
“(In a lot of ways, it's bound up with the spread and solemnization of democratic processes.)”
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