Simple Definition of sacrilege
: an act of treating a holy place or object in a way that does not show proper respect
Full Definition of sacrilege
sacrilegiousplay \ˌsa-krə-ˈli-jəs also -ˈlē-\ adjective
Examples of sacrilege in a sentence
They accused him of committing a sacrilege.
They accused him of sacrilege.
an act of sacrilege against the church
Origin and Etymology of sacrilege
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin sacrilegium, from sacrilegus one who robs sacred property, from sacr-, sacer + legere to gather, steal — more at legend
First Known Use: 14th century
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