noun see sacred

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • sacredness — sacred ► ADJECTIVE 1) connected with a deity and so deserving veneration; holy. 2) (of a text) embodying the doctrines of a religion. 3) religious rather than secular. DERIVATIVES sacredly adverb sacredness noun. ORIGIN from Latin sacrare… …   English terms dictionary

  • Sacredness — Sacred Sa cred, a. [Originally p. p. of OE. sacren to consecrate, F. sacrer, fr. L. sacrare, fr. sacer sacred, holy, cursed. Cf. {Consecrate}, {Execrate}, {Saint}, {Sexton}.] 1. Set apart by solemn religious ceremony; especially, in a good sense …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sacredness — See sacredly. * * * …   Universalium

  • sacredness — noun The property of being sacred …   Wiktionary

  • sacredness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. The quality of being holy or sacred: blessedness, holiness, sacrosanctity, sanctity. See RELIGION. 2. The quality or condition of being safe from assault, trespass, or violation: inviolability, sacrosanctity,… …   English dictionary for students

  • sacredness — sa·cred·ness || seɪkrɪdnɪs n. state of being sacred; holiness, sanctity, state of being hallowed …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sacredness — n. 1. Holiness, sanctity. 2. Inviolableness, inviolability …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • sacredness — sa·cred·ness …   English syllables

  • sacredness — See: sacred …   English dictionary

  • sacredness — noun the quality of being sacred • Derivationally related forms: ↑sacred • Hypernyms: ↑holiness, ↑sanctity, ↑sanctitude • Hyponyms: ↑holy of holies …   Useful english dictionary

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