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October 4, 2021


Definition: To enclose in or as if in a shrine. To preserve or revere an object or idea as sacred.

Etymology: The first known use of enshrine was in the 14th century. Enshrine in early use also inshrine, from en – word-forming element meaning “in; into,” from French and Old French en-, from Latin in- “in, into.” Combined with shrine (noun), Old English scrin “ark (of the covenant); chest, coffer; case for relics,” from Latin scrinium “case or box for keeping papers,” of unknown origin.

In a Sentence

Mummification was an elaborate and notable way to bury the noble in an exuberant fancy fashion. The purpose was to enshrine the body, so it could be safely transported to a spiritual realm.

Recently, President Joe Biden legislation had to enshrine June 19 as the official national day to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States.

Parents should have the legal and constitutional right to influence the direction of the upbringing, education, and care of their children. The education element would enshrine the right to select private schools, religious schools, or homeschooling.


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