implies a removal of the sacredness of some object or place, as by defiling or polluting it
suggests a lack of reverence or a positive contempt for things regarded as sacred
implies a violation of something sacred, as by appropriating to oneself or to a secular use something that has been dedicated to a religious purpose
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But wherever the idea of sacred exists, sacrilege is possible..
To tamper with a constitution that had so proved its quality seemed not so much a sacrilege as a folly.
Indeed the country people would look on the destruction of the high places with their Asheras and Mazzebas as sacrilege and would consider Josiah's death in battle as a divine punishment for his sacrilegious deeds.
In other words the governors were ordered merely to punish sacrilege, and, under Aurelius, Christianity was regarded as such.