Dedication

Definition of Dedication

Ded`i`ca´tion
n.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.

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