- Dedication is defined as the state of being committed to someone, a ceremony for the beginning of something such as the birth of a child, or something written, said or expressed in honor or memory of someone.
- An example of dedication is the feeling of being a husband and wife.
- An example of dedication is an opening ceremony for a new charity organization.
- An example of dedication is a book written in honor of the author's parents.
dedication definition by Webster's New World
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- a dedicating or being dedicated
- an inscription, as in a book, dedicating it to a person, cause, etc.
- wholehearted devotion
Origin: Middle English dedicacioun ; from Classical Latin dedicatio
dedication definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- The act of dedicating or the state of being dedicated.
- A note prefixed to a literary, artistic, or musical composition dedicating it to someone in token of affection or esteem.
- A rite or ceremony of dedicating.
- Selfless devotion: served the public with dedication and integrity.
- dedˈi·caˌtive, dedˈi·ca·toˌry adjective
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dedication - Legal Definition
A grant of land, a copyright, or of some other property, or the right of use in land or other property (an easement), for a public purpose.