sacred order

  1. Roman Catholic Church. major order.

Origin of sacred order

First recorded in 1720–30

Words Nearby sacred order Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sacred order in a sentence

  • Scourges, he says, “are killers who act, momentarily, as agents freed from sacred order and its commanding truths.”

    The Real Nightmare of Ferguson | James Poulos | August 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • In the English war, the first two classes availed not, and then came the turn of the sacred order.

  • Sirach's proverbs are directed against the possibility of a revolution in the sacred order.

  • Don't be moved by declamations against ecclesiastical history, as if that could blacken the sacred order.'

    James Boswell | William Keith Leask
  • You have brought insult upon our sacred order, and have caused bold and impious defiance of our high prerogative.

    A Sicilian Romance | Ann Radcliffe