Definition of sacring in English:


Line breaks: sa¦cring
Pronunciation: /ˈseɪkrɪŋ


archaic or • historical
  • The consecration of a bishop, a sovereign, or the Eucharistic elements.
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    • For almost a century Britain has been the only European country to retain that sacring ritual for monarchs called ‘coronation’, consisting of the traditional rites of presentation, anointing, crowning, and homage.
    • The host was often veiled or curtained to be revealed before the sacring at particular times of year or to be kept hidden during Lent.


Middle English: from the obsolete verb sacre 'consecrate'.

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