Definition of Deconsecrate

1. Verb. Remove the consecration from a person or an object.

Exact synonyms: Desecrate, Unhallow
Generic synonyms: Change By Reversal, Reverse, Turn
Antonyms: Consecrate



Definition of Deconsecrate

1. v. t. To deprive of sacredness; to secularize.

Definition of Deconsecrate

1. Verb. To remove the consecration from a church or similar building ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deconsecrate

1. [v -CRATED, -CRATING, -CRATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deconsecrate

deconfliction
deconflicts
decongest
decongestant
decongestants
decongested
decongesting
decongestion
decongestions
decongestive
decongests
deconjugating
deconjugation
deconjugations
decons
deconsecrate (current term)
deconsecrated
deconsecrates
deconsecrating
deconsecration
deconsecrations
deconsolidation
deconsolidations
deconstruct
deconstructable
deconstructed
deconstructing
deconstruction
deconstructional
deconstructionism

Literary usage of Deconsecrate

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... exactly as with the Capitol of Korne ; and, though it was possible to sweep the idols out of the Kaaba, it was not. so easy to deconsecrate the spot, ..."

2. Lives of the Fathers: Sketches of Church History in Biography by Frederick William Farrar (1889)
"He would not contend, as they did, with the display and luxury of generals and statesmen ; he would not deconsecrate the altar by fulness of bread or ..."

3. Lives of the Fathers: Sketches of Church History in Biography by Frederic William Farrar (1907)
"He would not contend, as they did, with the display and luxury of generals and statesmen ; he would not deconsecrate the altar by fulness of bread or ..."

4. A History of the Later Roman Empire: From Arcadius to Irene (395 A.D. to 800 by John Bagnell Bury (1889)
"... to deconsecrate the church that he might pull it down, but the Patriarch replied, "We have received a form of prayer for the establishment of a church. ..."

5. The Musical World (1870)
"By what mysterious ordinance does a service in the Lady Chapel deconsecrate the body of the Cathedral ? Let the noble writer explain. ..."

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