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noun 
  1. (freemasonry) A person not a Mason.
verb (profan, es)
  1. (transitive) To violate, as anything sacred; to treat with abuse, irreverence, obloquy, or contempt; to desecrate; to pollute; as, to profane the name of God; to profane the Scriptures, or the ordinance of God.
  2. (transitive) To put to a wrong or unworthy use; to make a base employment of; to debase; to abuse; to defile.
Translations: 
    adjective 
    1. Not sacred or holy; not possessing peculiar sanctity; unconsecrated; hence, relating to matters other than sacred; secular; -- opposed to sacred, religious, or inspired; as, a profane place.
    2. unclean, Unclean; impure; polluted; unholy.
    3. Treating sacred things with contempt, disrespect, irreverence, or undue familiarity; irreverent; impious. Hence, specifically; Irreverent in language; taking the name of God in vain; given to swearing; blasphemous; as, a profane person, word, oath, or tongue.
    Translations: 
      Etymology: From from profanus ("properly", "before the temple", i.e., without the temple, unholy); pro- ("before") + fanum ("temple"); via .


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