• (British, America) IPA: /ˌdɛdɪˈkeɪʃən/


  1. (uncountable) The act of dedicating or the state of being dedicated.
  2. (countable) A note addressed to a patron or friend, prefixed to a work of art as a token of respect, esteem, or affection.
  3. (countable) A ceremony marking an official completion or opening.
  4. (legal) The deliberate or negligent surrender of all rights to property.
  • (act of performed by a bishop of dedicating a Church to one or more people or angels as Saints) consecration
  • (act of dedicating or state of being dedicated) diligence, devotion
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