Profanation

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.
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2. The act of treating with abuse or disrespect, or with undue publicity, or lack of delicacy.
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'T were profanation of our joys
To tell the laity our love.
Donne.
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