Definition of croning in English:

croning

Line breaks: cron¦ing
Pronunciation: /ˈkrəʊnɪŋ
 
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noun

  • (Especially among feminists in the US and Australasia) a celebration or ceremony to honour older women: they’re worried about how they’ll look at their croning
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    • In addition, Pagans will seek creative approaches to celebrating or marking life changes such as menarche, coming of age, graduations, cronings, divorces, and other changes in life not usually celebrated by society in general.
    • A young woman in her twenties introduced herself as living in a community of lesbians in Maine where the ceremony of croning has been a regular part of her growing up.
    • What does the celebration of croning have to do with our relationship to God and others?

Origin

1990s: blend of crone + crowning from crown.

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