Sentence Examples


  • But wherever the idea of sacred exists, sacrilege is possible..
  • Old age was held in high honour, but it was sacrilege to speak, or even to think, of the dead.
  • He revoked numerous pensions and grants conferred by his predecessors upon idle courtiers, and, meeting the reproach of sacrilege made by the patriarch of Constantinople by a decree of exile, resumed a proportion of the revenues of the wealthy monasteries.
  • The subject matter of ecclesiastical jurisdiction in Russia during the whole patriarchal period included matrimonial and testamentary causes, inheritance and sacrilege, and many questions concerning the Church domains and Church property, as well as spiritual offences of clergy and laity (ib.).
  • In other words the governors were ordered merely to punish sacrilege, and, under Aurelius, Christianity was regarded as such.