nounarchaic or historical
The consecration of a bishop, a sovereign, or the Eucharistic elements.
- 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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