Definition of sacrilege
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
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Described that way, naturally the project sounds like a sacrilege.
Liberius severely rebuked theguardians of the holy place for not having prevented this unheard-of sacrilege.
To Sneed, though, the odor was merely evidence of a sacrilege: boiling away the nuanced flavors and textures painstakingly achieved only after months of salt-pampering, smoking, and patience.
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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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Definition of sacrilege for English Language Learners
: an act of treating a holy place or object in a way that does not show proper respect
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