Definition for SAC'RI-LEGE

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.

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