dedication

Part of speech: adjective

Dedicatory.

Part of speech: noun

The act of dedicuting.

Part of speech: noun

An inscription, as to a friend, prefixed to a book.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", John Cunningham.