sacrilege

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sacrilege

the offence of breaking into a place of divine worship.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

SACRILEGE. The act of stealing from the temples or churches dedicated to the worship of God, articles consecrated to divine uses. Pen. Code of China, B. 1, s. 2, Sec. 6; Ayl. Par. 476.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.