Blasphemy

Definition of Blasphemy

Blas´phe`my
n.1.An indignity offered to God in words, writing, or signs; impiously irreverent words or signs addressed to, or used in reference to, God; speaking evil of God; also, the act of claiming the attributes or prerogatives of deity.
2.Figuratively, of things held in high honor: Calumny; abuse; vilification.
Punished for his blasphemy against learning.
- Bacon.

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