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Standard Definition

[n] the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action; "his long commitment to public service"; "they felt no loyalty to a losing team"
[n] complete and wholehearted fidelity
[n] a short message (as in a book or musical work or on a photograph) dedicating it to someone or something
[n] a message that makes a pledge
[n] a ceremony in which something (as a building) is dedicated to some goal or purpose


allegiance - (3 syllables), commitment - (3 syllables), commitment - (3 syllables), inscription - (3 syllables), loyalty - (3 syllables)

Misc. Definitions

\Ded`i*ca"tion\, n. [L. dedicatio.]
1. 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.
2. A devoting or setting aside for any particular purpose; as, a dedication of lands to public use.
3. An address to a patron or friend, prefixed to a book, testifying respect, and often recommending the work to his special protection and favor.