Sacrilegium sentence example

sacrilegium
  • Sacrilegium was narrowly construed as the theft of sacred things from a sacred place.
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  • According to Ulpian the punishment for sacrilegium varied according to the position and standing of the culprit and the circumstances under which the crime was committed.
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  • During classical times the law kept to the narrow meaning of sacrilegium, but in popular usage it had grown to mean about the same as the English word.
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  • In Ambrose, Augustine and Leo I., sacrilegium means sacrilege.
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  • Mommsen was of the opinion that sacrilegium had no settled meaning in the laws of the 4th century.
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  • A somewhat distorted, but well-substantiated use of the word sacrilegium in medieval Latin was its application to the fine paid by one guilty of sacrilege to the bishop.
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