Definition of Dedication:

  1. The action of dedicating a church or other building.

  2. The quality of being dedicated or committed to a task or purpose.

  3. A gift of land from a private owner to the public, and the subsequent acceptance of the gift by the government on the publics behalf. For example, if a company purchases a number of acres of land for the site of a manufacturing facility, it may wish to dedicate a portion of the land to the public to be used as a park. This dedication could increase the goodwill the company receives from the local population. Because lands given as dedication are the responsibility of the government once accepted, businesses sometimes try to pawn off undesirable land, such as areas prone to flooding, to the government. If the government accepts this type of dedication it will be responsible for dealing with the flooding problem, and therefore the government might reject a dedication if it foresees high maintenance costs.

Synonyms of Dedication

Abandon, Acknowledgments, Address, Adherence, Allegiance, Altruism, Ardency, Ardor, Assigned task, Assignment, Back, Back matter, Bastard title, Beatification, Beatitude, Bibliography, Blessedness, Blessing, Bounden duty, Burden, Business, Call of duty, Canonization, Catch line, Catchword, Charge, Colophon, Commitment, Committedness, Consecration, Constancy, Contents, Contents page, Copyright page, Decidedness, Decision, Decisiveness, Deference, Definiteness, Determinateness, Determination, Determinedness, Devoir, Devotedness, Devotion, Devoutness, Disinterest, Disinterestedness, Duties and responsibilities, Duty, Earnestness, Endleaf, Endpaper, Endsheet, Enshrinement, Errata, Ethics, Exaltation, Faith, Faithfulness, Fastness, Fealty, Fervency, Fervidness, Fervor, Fidelity, Fire, Firmness, Fixedness, Flyleaf, Folio, Fore edge, Foreword, Front matter, Glorification, Grace, Half-title page, Hallowing, Head, Heartiness, Heat, Heatedness, Homage, Humility, Impassionedness, Imperative, Imprint, Index, Inscription, Intensity, Intentness, Introduction, Justification, Justification by works, Leaf, Line of duty, Loyalty, Makeup, Message, Mission, Modesty, Must, Obligation, Obstinacy, Onus, Ordainment, Ordination, Ought, Page, Passion, Passionateness, Perseverance, Persistence, Place, Pledge, Preface, Preliminaries, Purification, Purpose, Purposefulness, Recto, Relentlessness, Resoluteness, Resolution, Resolve, Resolvedness, Respect, Reverso, Running title, Sacrifice, Sainthood, Sainting, Sanctification, Self-abasement, Self-abnegation, Self-denial, Self-devotion, Self-effacement, Self-forgetfulness, Self-immolation, Self-imposed duty, Self-neglect, Self-neglectfulness, Self-renouncement, Self-sacrifice, Self-subjection, Self-will, Selflessness, Seriousness, Setting apart, Signature, Sincerity, Single-mindedness, Spirit, State of grace, Staunchness, Steadfastness, Subtitle, Table of contents, Tail, Tenacity, Text, Title, Title page, Total commitment, Tried-and-trueness, Triedness, Trim size, Trueness, Type page, Unacquisitiveness, Unpossessiveness, Unselfishness, Vehemence, Verso, Warmth, Wholeheartedness, Will, Zeal, Commitment, Wholeheartedness, Single-mindedness, Enthusiasm, Zeal, Application, Diligence, Industry, Assiduity, Resolve, Resoluteness, Purposefulness, Conscientiousness, Perseverance, Persistence, Tenacity, Doggedness, Drive, Staying power, Backbone, Sedulousness

How to use Dedication in a sentence?

  1. The dedication and unveiling was attended by some 5,000 people.
  2. His dedication to his duties.

Meaning of Dedication & Dedication Definition