What is CONSECRATE?

In ecclesiastical law. To dedicate to sacred purposes, as a bishop by imposition of hands, or a church or churchyard by prayers, etc. Consecration Is performed by a bishop cr archbishop. Consecratio est periodns clectionis; electio est prseambula consecrationis. 2 Itolle, 102. Consecration is the termination of election; election is the preamble of consecration

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