What does the word dedication mean?

Usage examples for dedication

  1. Among the most graceful were those which Walter Montagu made public two years later in a dedication to the Queen of a volume of religious essays. – Henrietta Maria by Henrietta Haynes
  2. In his dedication of his Treatise on the Soul to his son Kenelm, there is a spirited defence of the right, of the intelligent to private judgment in matters of doctrine. – The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened by Kenelm Digby
  3. To manifest that that relation recognises the necessity of self- dedication unto him, he says to each one called to his service, " My son, give me thine heart." – The Ordinance of Covenanting by John Cunningham