Definition of reconsecrate in English:
Consecrate (someone or something) again.
- The bells tolled as parishioners carrying candles filed out through the 13th-century doorway of St Ninian's church last night to reconsecrate the ground in which the unfortunate woman's remains once lay.
- In 1825, Charles X, last surviving brother of Louis XVI, even underwent an elaborate coronation, in the traditional setting of Reims Cathedral, to reconsecrate the bond between his dynasty and God.
- It has traditionally been argued that, after the Edict of Constantine in 314, there was a concerted programme to reconsecrate pagan temples as Christian churches.
- Example sentences
- Each concert was, for Milstein, an act of reconsecration.
- Other pranks that have been carried out include the sounding of a Muslim call to prayer in Trinity chapel, requiring its reconsecration.
- Poor William Laud, the archbishop everyone loves to hate, is found guilty of making ‘an almighty fuss’ over the reconsecration of St. Katherine Cree, and turning the service into ‘a liturgical floorshow’.
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