Sacrilege

Sac'ri·lege noun [ French sacrilège , Latin sacrilegium , from sacrilegus that steals, properly, gathers or picks up, sacred things; sacer sacred + legere to gather, pick up. See Sacred , and Legend .] The sin or crime of violating or profaning sacre
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Sacrilege

• (n.) The sin or crime of violating or profaning sacred things; the alienating to laymen, or to common purposes, what has been appropriated or consecrated to religious persons or uses.
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sacrilege

originally, the theft of something sacred; as early as the 1st century , however, the Latin term for sacrilege came to mean any injury, violation, ... [1 related articles]
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