Sacring bell. See Sanctus bell, under Sanctus.

(Sa"crist) n. [LL. sacrista. See Sacristan.] A sacristan; also, a person retained in a cathedral to copy out music for the choir, and take care of the books.

(Sac"ris*tan) n. [F. sacristain, LL. sacrista, fr. L. sacer. See Sacred, and cf. Sexton.] An officer of the church who has the care of the utensils or movables, and of the church in general; a sexton.

(Sac"ris*ty) n.; pl. Sacristies [F. sacristie, LL. sacristia, fr. L. sacer. See Sacred.] An apartment in a church where the sacred utensils, vestments, etc., are kept; a vestry.

(Sa"cro-) (Anat.) A combining form denoting connection with, or relation to, the sacrum, as in sacro-coccygeal, sacro-iliac, sacrosciatic.

(Sac"ro*sanct) a. [L. sucrosanctus.] Sacred; inviolable. [R.] Dr. H. More.

(Sa`cro*sci*at"ic) a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to both the sacrum and the hip; as, the sacrosciatic foramina formed by the sacrosciatic ligaments which connect the sacrum and the hip bone.

(Sa`cro*ver"te*bral) a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the sacrum and that part of the vertebral column immediately anterior to it; as, the sacrovertebral angle.

(||Sa"crum) n.; pl. sacra [NL., fr. L. sacer sacred, os sacrum the lowest bone of the spine.] (Anat.) That part of the vertebral column which is directly connected with, or forms a part of, the pelvis.

It may consist of a single vertebra or of several more or less consolidated. In man it forms the dorsal, or posterior, wall of the pelvis, and consists of five united vertebræ, which diminish in size very rapidly to the posterior extremity, which bears the coccyx.

(Sacs) n. pl.; sing. Sac (Ethnol.) A tribe of Indians, which, together with the Foxes, formerly occupied the region about Green Bay, Wisconsin. [Written also Sauks.]

Sacrificer to Safe-conduct

(Sac"ri*fi`cer) n. One who sacrifices.

(Sac`ri*fi"cial) a. Of or pertaining to sacrifice or sacrifices; consisting in sacrifice; performing sacrifice. "Sacrificial rites." Jer. Taylor.

(Sac"ri*lege) n. [F. sacrilège, L. sacrilegium, from sacrilegus that steals, properly, gathers or picks up, sacred things; sacer sacred + legere to gather, pick up. See Sacred, and Legend.] The sin or crime of violating or profaning sacred things; the alienating to laymen, or to common purposes, what has been appropriated or consecrated to religious persons or uses.

And the hid treasures in her sacred tomb
With sacrilege to dig.

Families raised upon the ruins of churches, and enriched with the spoils of sacrilege.

(Sac`ri*le"gious) a. [From sacrilege: cf. L. sacrilegus.] Violating sacred things; polluted with sacrilege; involving sacrilege; profane; impious.

Above the reach of sacrilegious hands.

Sac`ri*le"gious*ly, adv.Sac`ri*le"gious*ness, n.

(Sac"ri*le`gist) n. One guilty of sacrilege.

(Sac"ring) a. & n. from Sacre.

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