- prof. eng.,
Origin of profanation
Examples from the Web for profanation
To sanctify the day at church, and to trifle it away out of church, is profanation, and vitiates all.The Works of William Cowper|William Cowper
Haggerstone and he were intimates were it not a profanation of the word, we should say friends.The Daltons, Volume I (of II)|Charles James Lever
But in this quiet place, upon this quiet night, and in the colonel's mood, it seemed like profanation.The Colonel's Dream|Charles W. Chesnutt
It was in vain that the Muftis interposed, reprobating so great a profanation, and uttering warnings as to its consequences.
It seemed to Miss Rothermel profanation to have her brother's name spoken by this woman.Missy|Miriam Coles Harris
1550s, from Old French prophanation (15c., Modern French profanation) or directly from Late Latin profanationem (nominative profanatio), noun of action from past participle stem of profanare (see profane (adj.)).