(third-person singular simple present sacres, present participle sacring, simple past and past participle sacred)
- 1885, Richard Francis Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night,
- And I purpose this night to sacre you all with the Holy Incense.
- 1911, Aix-la-Chapelle, article in 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica,
- From the coronation of Louis the Pious in 813 until that of Ferdinand I. in 1531 the sacring of the German kings took place at Aix, and as many as thirty-two emperors and kings were here crowned.
From Middle English sacren, sakeren, from Old French sacrer (“to hallow”), from Latin sacrō (“to make sacred", consecrate”), from sacer (“sacred", "holy”).