transitive verb-·shrined′, -·shrin′ing
- to enclose in or as in a shrine
- to hold as sacred; cherish: enshrined in memory
transitive verben·shrined, en·shrin·ing, en·shrines, also in·shrined or in·shrin·ing or in·shrines
- To enclose in or as if in a shrine.
- To cherish as sacred.
(third-person singular simple present enshrines, present participle enshrining, simple past and past participle enshrined)
- To enclose (a sacred relic etc.) in a shrine or chest.
- To preserve or cherish (something) as though in a shrine; to preserve or contain, especially with some reverence.
- To protect an idea, ideal, or philosophy within an official law or treaty
- Other measures, such as compensation for victims, will be enshrined in the proposed new law.
From en- + shrine.