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Sacrilege

Sac´ri`lege
n.1.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.
And the hid treasures in her sacred tomb
With sacrilege to dig.
- Spenser.
Noun1.Sacrilegesacrilege - blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character; "desecration of the Holy Sabbath"

SACRILEGE. The act of stealing from the temples or churches dedicated to the worship of God, articles consecrated to divine uses. Pen. Code of China, B. 1, s. 2, Sec. 6; Ayl. Par. 476.

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