Definitions for: Dedication

[n] the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action; "his long commitment to public service"; "they felt no loyalty to a losing team"
[n] complete and wholehearted fidelity
[n] a short message (as in a book or musical work or on a photograph) dedicating it to someone or something
[n] a message that makes a pledge
[n] a ceremony in which something (as a building) is dedicated to some goal or purpose

Webster (1913) Definition: Ded`i*ca"tion, n. [L. dedicatio.]
1. The act of setting apart or consecrating to a divine
Being, or to a sacred use, often with religious
solemnities; solemn appropriation; as, the dedication of
Solomon's temple.

2. A devoting or setting aside for any particular purpose;
as, a dedication of lands to public use.

3. An address to a patron or friend, prefixed to a book,
testifying respect, and often recommending the work to his
special protection and favor.

Synonyms: allegiance, commitment, commitment, inscription, loyalty

See Also: affirmation, assurance, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, ceremony, communalism, consecration, content, cooperation, devotion, faith, faithfulness, fidelity, message, oath, observance, pledge, promise, rededication, subject matter, substance, swearing

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