- (obsolete) (past of, sacre)
- 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.
- Relating to religion, or to the services of religion; not secular; religious; as, history.
Etymology: Participle adjective of sacre.
- Smit with the love of song. -Milton.
- 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.
- Hence, not to be profaned or violated; inviolable.
- Secrets of marriage still are held. -:w:John Dryden, Dryden.
- Consecrated; dedicated; devoted; -- with to.
- A temple, to the queen of love. -:w:John Dryden, Dryden.
- (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.
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