Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In ecclesiastical law. To dedicate to sacred purposes, as a bishop by imposition of hands or a church or churchyard by prayers, etc. Co.nsecration is performed by a bishop er archbishop. Consecratio est periodus electionis $ electio est præambnla consecrationis. 2 Rolle, 102. Consecration is the termination of election; election is the preamble of consecration.