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a ceremony in which something, such as a church, is dedicated
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Ceremony that officially begins the occupation and use of a building; also applies to the donation of land to the public for development of a tract of land, such as a road or other form of easement.
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spends his life redressing the wrongs of the whole world. [Sp. Lit.: Cervantes Don Quixote]
remains in Algeria to care for plague victims and loses his wife to it. [Fr. Lit.: Albert Camus The Plague]
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