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verb 
  1. (obsolete) (past of, sacre)
adjective 
  1. Set apart by solemn religious ceremony; especially, in a good sense, made holy; set apart to religious use; consecrated; not profane or common; as, a place; a day; service.
  2. Relating to religion, or to the services of religion; not secular; religious; as, history.
Smit with the love of song. -Milton.
  1. Designated or exalted by a divine sanction; possessing the highest title to obedience, honor, reverence, or veneration; entitled to extreme reverence; venerable.
Such neighbor nearness to our royal blood Should nothing privilege him. (Shak.)
Poet and saint to thee alone were given, The two most names of earth and heaven. -Cowley.
  1. Hence, not to be profaned or violated; inviolable.
Secrets of marriage still are held. -:w:John Dryden, Dryden.
  1. Consecrated; dedicated; devoted; -- with to.
A temple, to the queen of love. -:w:John Dryden, Dryden.
  1. (archaic) Solemnly devoted, in a bad sense, as to evil, vengeance, curse, or the like; accursed; baleful.
But, to destruction and devote. -:w:John Milton, Milton.
Etymology: Participle adjective of sacre.


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