of churches, and other ceremonies. There are several ancient books of the same kind in France and
2. Same as Sacramentarian, n., 1.
Papists, Anabaptists, and Sacramentaries.Jer. Taylor.
(Sac"ra*ment*ize) v. i. To administer the sacraments. [R.]
Both to preach and sacramentize.Fuller.
(||Sa*cra"ri*um) n.; pl. -ria [L., fr. sacer sacred.]
1. A sort of family chapel in the houses of the Romans, devoted to a special divinity.
2. The adytum of a temple. Gwilt.
3. In a Christian church, the sanctuary.
(Sa"crate) v. t. [L. sacratus, p. p. of sacrare. See Sacred.] To consecrate. [Obs.]
(Sa*cra"tion) n. Consecration. [Obs.]
(Sa"cre) n. See Saker.
(Sa"cre), v. t. [F. sacrer. See Sacred.] To consecrate; to make sacred. [Obs.] Holland.
(Sa"cred) a. [Originally p. p. of OE. sacren to consecrate, F. sacrer, fr. L. sacrare, fr. sacer
sacred, holy, cursed. Cf. Consecrate, Execrate, Saint, Sexton.]
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 sacred place; a sacred day; sacred service.
2. Relating to religion, or to the services of religion; not secular; religious; as, sacred history.
Smit with the love of sacred song.Milton.
3. 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 sacred [royal] bloodShak.
Should nothing privilege him.
Poet and saint to thee alone were given,Cowley.
The two most sacred names of earth and heaven.
4. Hence, not to be profaned or violated; inviolable.
Secrets of marriage still are sacred held.Dryden.
5. Consecrated; dedicated; devoted; with to.
A temple, sacred to the queen of love.Dryden.
6. Solemnly devoted, in a bad sense, as to evil, vengeance, curse, or the like; accursed; baleful. [Archaic]
But, to destruction sacred and devote.Milton.