[ adjective ] (religion) concerned with religion or religious purposes
"sacred texts" "sacred rites" "sacred music"
Used in print(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)
Durkheim noted long_ago that religion as `` a unified system of beliefs and practices relative to sacred things - unite [ s ] into one single moral community - all those who adhere to them '' .
As Yinger has pointed_out , the `` reliance on symbols , on tradition , on sacred_writings , on the cultivation of emotional feelings of identity and harmony with sacred values , turns one to the past far more than to the future '' .(Glayds H. Barr, The Master of Geneva....)
But William continued to find a bitter joy in smashing images and tearing_down symbols sacred to the Old_Church .
[ adjective ] worthy of respect or dedication
"saw motherhood as woman's sacred calling"
Used in print(Charles Wharton Stork, "Verner von Heidenstam"...)
What he really wants is to find `` a sacred cause '' to which he can honestly devote himself .
[ adjective ] (often followed by `to') devoted exclusively to a single use or purpose or person
"a fund sacred to charity" "a morning hour sacred to study" "a private office sacred to the President"