Sacrilegious Sac`ri*le"gious, a. [From sacrilege: cf. L. sacrilegus.] Violating sacred things; polluted with sacrilege; involving sacrilege; profane; impious. [1913 Webster]

Above the reach of sacrilegious hands. --Pope. [1913 Webster] -- {Sac`ri*le"gious*ly}, adv. -- {Sac`ri*le"gious*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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