What does the word sacrilege mean?

Usage examples for sacrilege

  1. On the other hand, the majority of the populace unquestionably would demand that we pay the penalty of our sacrilege. – The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  2. Lips, too, it might be said, invite kisses; but a lover would consider it sacrilege to touch his idol's lips unchastely. – Primitive Love and Love-Stories by Henry Theophilus Finck
  3. I call it not only sacrilege, but stealing. – A Protegee of Jack Hamlin's and Other Stories by Bret Harte