Definition of sacralization in English:



(also British sacralisation)
mainly North American

See sacralize

‘The long intergroup conflict over the land itself has led to the sacralization of many sites that are well remembered and frequently visited by a great many South Africans of all backgrounds.’
  • ‘But to dismiss such phenomena as simply trivial or amusing is to underestimate the importance of the sacralisation of everyday life and personal experience in the religious lives of individuals.’
  • ‘It was a development that brought the sacralization of culture as a secular substitute for revealed religion, expressed visually in the creation of temple-like museums, art galleries, theatres, opera houses, and concert halls.’
  • ‘In keeping with the general sacralization of politics during the Reformation, the council's overall role and its relationship with the city's inhabitants were defined in religious terms.’
  • ‘Some writers have identified this as the sacralization of violence; but without requiring mysticism we can see that terrorist logic clearly rests on a symbolic conception of sociopolitical power relations.’



/ˌsakrəliˈzāSHən/ /ˌsā-/