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“… of the people profane it and blessed be …”

meanings of profane


  1. Unclean; ritually impure; unholy, desecrating a holy place or thing.
  2. Treating sacred things with contempt, disrespect, irreverence, or scorn; blasphemous, impious.
  3. Not sacred or holy, unconsecrated; relating to non-religious matters, secular.
  4. Irreverent in language; taking the name of God in vain.


  1. A person not a Mason.
  2. A person or thing that is profane.


  1. To violate (something sacred); to treat with abuse, irreverence, obloquy, or contempt; to desecrate.
  2. To put to a wrong or unworthy use; to debase; to abuse; to defile.