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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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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.