2. A compulsory enrollment of men for military or naval service; a draft.
(Con*scrip"tion) a. Belonging to, or of the nature of, a conspiration.
(Con"se*crate) a. [L. consceratus, p. p. of conscerare to conscerate; con- + sacrare to
consecrate, sacer sacred. See Sacred.] Consecrated; devoted; dedicated; sacred.
They were assembled in that consecrate place.
(Con"se*crate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Consecrated; p. pr. & vb. n. Consecrating.]
1. To make, or declare to be, sacred; to appropriate to sacred uses; to set apart, dedicate, or devote,
to the service or worship of God; as, to consecrate a church; to give (one's self) unreservedly, as to the
service of God.
One day in the week is . . . consecrated to a holy rest.
2. To set apart to a sacred office; as, to consecrate a bishop.
Thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons.
Ex. xxix. 9.
3. To canonize; to exalt to the rank of a saint; to enroll among the gods, as a Roman emperor.
4. To render venerable or revered; to hallow; to dignify; as, rules or principles consecrated by time. Burke.
Syn. See Addict.