Definition of deconsecration in English:

deconsecration

noun

  • See deconsecrate

    • ‘The property is situated in what was once St Kevin's Church which was built on the site in 1883 and served the local community until its deconsecration in 1983.’
    • ‘The church, St Kevin's in Portobello, Dublin 8, was built in 1883 and was in use until its deconsecration in 1983.’
    • ‘Branch chairman John Wilkinson handed over the standard for deconsecration and hymns were played by the Wilton Royal British Legion Band’
    • ‘Contemporary Christian writings confirm this sense of degradation by noting that removal of a statue from its sanctuary resulted in automatic deconsecration.’

Pronunciation

deconsecration

/ˌdiːkɒnsɪˈkreɪʃ(ə)n/