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- n. The opposite of consecration, to undo consecration. Desecration or defilement.
- n. A ritual observing the removal from service of a sacred place, like the closing of a church.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of deconsecrating or of depriving of sacred character; specifically, the ceremony employed in deconsecrating or rendering secular anything consecrated, as a church or a cemetery.
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Tradition records that at the commencement of this work the gods sent a divine intimation of the future vastness of the empire, for whilst the omens were favourable for the deconsecration of all the other shrines, they were unfavourable for that of the fane of Terminus.
Rabbi Marvin Hier, head of the Wiesenthal Centre, has defended the museum on the grounds that part of the site was used as a muncipal car park from the 1960s, following the site's deconsecration by a Jerusalem qadi, or Islamic judge.
"So instead of wearing her Episcopal robes as she pronounced the final, formal, poignant prayer of deconsecration, she was wearing a yellow hard hat and a raincoat," the
snpa/European Pressphoto Agency Members of the congregation at a deconsecration service for ChristChurch Cathedral, parts of which will have to be demolished, earlier this month.
"The meaning of this word is also kind of cool, because it's about consecration and deconsecration, and that someone is acting like he would be not the one who could be deconsecrated, and he got this thing as a consequence.