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sacralization

 [sa″kral-ĭ-za´shun]
anomalous fusion of the fifth lumbar vertebra with the first segment of the sacrum.

sa·cral·i·za·tion

(sā'krăl-i-zā'shŭn),
Lumbar development and appearance of the first sacral vertebra.

sacralization

/sa·cral·iza·tion/ (sa″kral-ĭ-za´shun) anomalous fusion of the fifth lumbar vertebra with the first segment of the sacrum.

sacralization

1. Congenital fusion of the lowest lumbar vertebra to the top of the SACRUM; a harmless condition.
2. A surgical procedure to fuse the lowest lumbar vertebra to the sacrum in the treatment of SPONDYLOLISTHESIS.

sacralization

anomalous fusion of the last lumbar vertebra with the first segment of the sacrum.
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The shape-shifting wishes of his personae are meant to break out into being, rather than to sacralize it.
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At its best, then, Pentecostalism remained first and foremost a personal and cultural movement of the Spirit that did not reify or sacralize its institutional structures.
Orthodoxy does not require nonviolence or pacifism as essential characteristics of the Christian life; neither, however, does it sacralize war.
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From there it was only a short jump to the Sacred Heart becoming the symbol of Counterrevolution among peasants of the west f ighting in the War of Vendee and royalist emigres quick to sacralize the martyred Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette.
5) They may sacralize their worship patterns or even their hymnals, not admitting any innovation.
I like the fact that the faithful in Boston are invited to sacralize the entire year by beginning it in prayer.
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Thus, in going to Jerusalem, Jesus not only confronts unjust structures that sacralize exclusion and legitimize exploitation, but through his loving passion and sacrifice on the cross, he crosses the ultimate boundary of death into new life, beckoning us to follow in his saving footsteps.