The act of setting apart or consecrating to a divine Being, or to a sacred use, often with religious solemnities; solemn appropriation; as, the dedication of Solomon's temple.
A devoting or setting aside for any particular purpose; as, a dedication of lands to public use.
An appropriation of land by its owner for some public use and accepted for such use by authorized public officials on behalf of the public. A gift of privately owned land to the public or for public use. It may be voluntary or involuntary. Back to the Top