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Meaning of sacred

sa•cred

Pronunciation: (sā'krid), [key]
— adj.
  1. devoted or dedicated to a deity or to some religious purpose; consecrated.
  2. entitled to veneration or religious respect by association with divinity or divine things; holy.
  3. pertaining to or connected with religion (opposed to secular or profane): sacred music; sacred books.
  4. reverently dedicated to some person, purpose, or object: a morning hour sacred to study.
  5. regarded with reverence: the sacred memory of a dead hero.
  6. secured against violation, infringement, etc., as by reverence or sense of right: sacred oaths; sacred rights.
  7. properly immune from violence, interference, etc., as a person or office.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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