Definition for DED-I-CA'TION


  1. The act of consecrating to a divine Being, or to a sacred purpose, often with religious solemnities; solemn appropriation; as, the dedication of Solomon's temple.
  2. The act of devoting or giving to.
  3. An address to a patron, prefixed to a book, testifying respect and recommending the work to his protection and favor. – Pope.

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