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sacrilege

SAC'RILEGE, n. [L. sacrilegium; sacer, sacred, and lego, to take or steal.]

The crime of violating or profaning sacred things; or 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.



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SAC'RILEGE, n. [L. sacrilegium; sacer, sacred, and lego, to take or steal.]

The crime of violating or profaning sacred things; or 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.

SAC'RI-LEGE, n. [Fr. from L. sacrilegium; sacer, sacred, and lego, to take or steal.]

The crime of violating or profaning sacred things; or 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.


Sac"ri*lege
  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.

    Families raised upon the ruins of churches, and enriched with the spoils of sacrilege. South.

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Sacrilege

SAC'RILEGE, noun [Latin sacrilegium; sacer, sacred, and lego, to take or steal.]

The crime of violating or profaning sacred things; or 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.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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STOOL, n. [G., a stool, a stock, a pew, a chair, the see of a bishop. This coincides with stall and still. A stool is that which is set, or a seat.

1. A seat without a back; a little form consisting of a board with three or four legs, intended as a set for one person.

2. The seat used in evacuating the contents of the bowels; hence, an evacuation; a discharge from the bowels.

3. [L.] A sucker; a shoot from the bottom of the stem or the root of a plant.

Stool of repentance, in Scotland, an elevated seat in the church, on which persons sit as a punishment for fornication and adultery.

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