deconsecrate

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  1. remove the consecration from a person or an object
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How To Use deconsecrate In A Sentence

  • There is also a small deconsecrated church in the grounds. Times, Sunday Times
  • The Museum of Contemporary Religious Art resides in a deconsecrated modernist-style chapel of a former Jesuit study center.
  • Performances take place in a deconsecrated church in the grounds.
  • That the whole of the area which the temple of Jupiter was to occupy might be wholly devoted to that deity, he decided to deconsecrate the fanes and chapels, some of which had been originally vowed by King Tatius at the crisis of his battle with Romulus, and subsequently consecrated and inaugurated. The History of Rome, Vol. I
  • Nothing remains of the old Holy Trinity burial ground, which dates back to the 1840s - it was deconsecrated in the 1970s - apart from the old wall and three gravestones.
  • He denied her privileges; he strove to deconsecrate her sanctuary. Gathering Clouds: A Tale of the Days of St. Chrysostom
  • The graveyard has been deconsecrated to allow fruit and veg to be grown among the graves. The Sun
  • It is even more difficult if the conversion involves buying or building on part of a graveyard, where church authorities must deconsecrate the ground.
  • Print NZ deconsecrates quake-hit Christchurch Cathedral Dozens of New Zealanders have attended an emotional ceremony deconsecrating Christchurch Cathedral, which was wrecked in February's earthquake. BBC News - Home
  • The chapel, built in the 1870s, was deconsecrated at the start of the second world war and used as an electronics factory before being converted into two houses in the 1980s
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