|1.||exclusively devoted to a deity or to some religious ceremony or use; holy; consecrated|
|2.||worthy of or regarded with reverence, awe, or respect|
|3.||protected by superstition or piety from irreligious actions|
|4.||connected with or intended for religious use: sacred music|
|5.||dedicated to; in honour of|
|[C14: from Latin sacrāre to set apart as holy, from sacer holy]|
the power, being, or realm understood by religious persons to be at the core of existence and to have a transformative effect on their lives and destinies. Other terms, such as holy, divine, transcendent, ultimate being (or reality), mystery, and perfection (or purity) have been used for this domain. "Sacred" is also an important technical term in the scholarly study and interpretation of religions
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