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PROFANATION

The desecration of something holy by using or treating a sacred person, place, or thing as though it were not sacred but merely secular or profane. Thus profanity in speech is the use of God's name or of one of the saints without due regard for its sacred character.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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