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- n. consecration of the Eucharist.
- n. consecration of a person for holy office, usually a bishop or sovereign.
- v. Present participle of sacre.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- a. & n. from sacre.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Consecration.
- n. The Host.
- n. The sacrament; holy communion.
For sacrament appears to be derived from "sacring" (_sacrando_); just as medicament, from _medicando_ (healing).
These were the priests who had indeed power even with the most powerful; they threatened the great men of the earth with the word of their mouth, the sentence of their book, the blaze of their torch, the sound of their sacring bell.
And then the bishop made semblaunt as though he would have gone to the sacring of the mass.
And when it came to the sacring, he that lay within that parclos dressed him up, and uncovered his head; and then him beseemed a passing old man, and he had a crown of gold upon his head, and his shoulders were naked and unhilled unto his navel.
And it seemed that he was at the sacring of the mass.
So they came on a day, and found this dead man at the sacring of his mass, and they abode him till he had said mass.
And at the sound of the sacring bell, headed by a crucifer with acolytes, thurifers, boatbearers, readers, ostiarii, deacons and subdeacons, the blessed company drew nigh of mitred abbots and priors and guardians and monks and friars: the monks of Benedict of
God every one of you had two pairs of little anthem or sacring bells hanging at your chin, and that I had at mine the great clocks of Rennes, of Poictiers, of Tours, and of Cambray, to see what a peal they would ring with the wagging of our chaps.
Breton story of a blacksmith who went on working after the sacring bell had rung at the Midnight Mass.
And then the bishop made semblaunt  as though he would have gone to the sacring  of the mass.