Prof`a*na"tion(?), n. [L. profanatio: cf. F. profanation. See Profane, v. t.] 1. The act of violating sacred things, or of treating them with contempt or irreverence; irreverent or too familiar treatment or use of what is sacred; desecration; as, the profanation of the Sabbath; the profanation of a sanctuary; the profanation of the name of God.
2. The act of treating with abuse or disrespect, or with undue publicity, or lack of delicacy.
'T were profanation of our joysDonne.
To tell the laity our love.
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