Definitions for desecration

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

des•e•crateˈdɛs ɪˌkreɪt(v.t.)-crat•ed, -crat•ing.

  1. to divest of sacred character or office.

  2. to divert from a sacred to a profane use or purpose.

  3. to treat with sacrilege; profane.

Origin of desecrate:

1665–75; de - +(con)secrate

des`e•cra′tion(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. profanation, desecration, blasphemy, sacrilege(noun)

    blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character

    "desecration of the Holy Sabbath"

Wiktionary

  1. desecration(Noun)

    An act of disrespect or impiety towards something considered sacred.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Desecration(noun)

    the act of desecrating; profanation; condition of anything desecrated

Freebase

  1. Desecration

    Desecration is the act of depriving something of its sacred character, or the disrespectful or contemptuous treatment of that which is held to be sacred or holy by a group or individual.

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