Definition of enshrine in English:



  • 1 Place (a revered or precious object) in an appropriate receptacle.

    ‘relics are enshrined under altars’
    • ‘When the time came to enshrine the relic, however, it split in two.’
    • ‘One of these was to be a church enshrining the scene of the Nativity.’
    • ‘From the courtyard one is faced with two flights of stairs one leading to the Shilla Mata Temple complex that enshrines the image of Goddess of Power, Kali.’
    • ‘In 1978, they were enshrined at the Shinto shrine.’
    • ‘Visitors picnicked and bathed on the flat slabs of rock between the eight broad strands on the falls, and then worshipped at the small temples enshrining hero stones.’
    • ‘About 27 km from here is Nathdwara, which has a 12th century temple which enshrines a unique black stone image of Lord Krishna.’
    • ‘In the centre of the holy spring where once stood a mulberry tree, there is one marble temple which enshrines some idols found at the time of cleansing the spring.’
    • ‘Sweden's most visited museum enshrines the warship, Vasa, sunk inside Stockholm harbour while on her maiden voyage in 1628.’
    • ‘The two brothers and their king also discovered the hill where relics of the previous Buddha had been enshrined.’
    1. 1.1Preserve (a right, tradition, or idea) in a form that ensures it will be protected and respected.
      ‘the right of all workers to strike was enshrined in the new constitution’
      • ‘These are rights enshrined in Article 10 of the European Convention.’
      • ‘As before, our constitution is said to enshrine the idea of Parliamentary Government.’
      • ‘So it is entirely consistent that we have now enshrined permanently in this bill the new rules around dual citizenship.’
      • ‘Indeed, this notion is found enshrined in legislation in different parts of the world.’
      • ‘The proposed measures were enshrined in draft legislation and consultation papers published last week.’
      • ‘Until recently the right to land traditionally worked was enshrined in the Brazilian constitution.’
      • ‘The Constitution should be about enshrining rights, not discrimination.’
      • ‘New measures were enshrined in draft legislation and consultation papers published in February.’
      • ‘Our most treasured rights are also enshrined in law, laws are something that only humans can make and comply with or break.’
      • ‘That might still prove to be the case if the judges reached agreement with the Government and the necessary protection was enshrined in statute, he said.’
      • ‘This is a very tough one as many of the American's rights are enshrined in the constitution.’
      • ‘It enshrines the past and captures images for posterity.’
      • ‘Newspaper reporters are deemed the guardians of free debate and the United States enshrined their rights in the constitution.’
      • ‘Respect for human rights and individual rights must be legally enshrined.’
      • ‘A spokesman for Amnesty International said the measures had caused great concern, and contravened the spirit of the 1951 Geneva Convention, enshrining the rights of those seeking asylum.’
      • ‘The right to a free, public education is enshrined in the constitutions of all 50 states.’
      • ‘In principle, its objectives were commendable, enshrining the idea that government information belonged to the people whose taxes paid for it to be generated.’
      • ‘But tenant and residents' rights have developed, so that today, they are now enshrined in law.’
      • ‘This practice is actually enshrined in the rules governing the national minimum wage.’
      • ‘They are contrary to the UN Charter, which enshrines the rights of the individual.’