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  • Blasphemy — • Signifies etymologically gross irreverence towards any person or thing worthy of exalted esteem Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Blasphemy     Blasphemy      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • BLASPHEMY — BLASPHEMY, in the broadest (and least precise) sense any act contrary to the will of God or derogatory to His power. Blasphemy is the term employed to translate the Hebrew verbs ḥeref, giddef, and ni eẓ (e.g., Isa. 37:6, gdf, where the servants… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • blasphemy — blas·phe·my / blas fə mē/ n pl mies: the crime of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for God or a religion and its doctrines and writings and esp. God as perceived by Christianity and Christian doctrines and writings see also… …   Law dictionary

  • Blasphemy — Blas phe*my, n. [L. blasphemia, Gr. ?: cf. OF. blasphemie.] 1. An indignity offered to God in words, writing, or signs; impiously irreverent words or signs addressed to, or used in reference to, God; speaking evil of God; also, the act of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blasphemy law in the United Kingdom — This article describes the blasphemy law in the United Kingdom. England Wales The common law offences of blasphemy and blasphemous libel were abolished in 2008. See now the Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006. Before the common law era The… …   Wikipedia

  • Blasphemy — For other uses, see Blasphemy (disambiguation). Blasphemy is irreverence towards religious or holy persons or things.[1] Some countries have laws to punish blasphemy,[2] while others have laws to give recourse to those who are offended by… …   Wikipedia

  • blasphemy — /blas feuh mee/, n., pl. blasphemies. 1. impious utterance or action concerning God or sacred things. 2. Judaism. a. an act of cursing or reviling God. b. pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton (YHVH) in the original, now forbidden manner instead of …   Universalium

  • Blasphemy Act 1698 — The Blasphemy Act 1698 (which applied to England and Wales) declared it illegal for any person, educated in or having made profession of the Christian religion, by writing, preaching, teaching or advised speaking, to state the following:* a… …   Wikipedia

  • blasphemy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. irreverence, profanity; heresy. See impiety. Ant., piety. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. impiety, sacrilege, profanity, irreverence, disrespect, swearing, cursing, obscenity, lewdness, reviling, scoffing,… …   English dictionary for students

  • blasphemy — noun (plural mies) Date: 13th century 1. a. the act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for God b. the act of claiming the attributes of deity 2. irreverence toward something considered sacred or i …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • blasphemy — noun /ˈblæs.fə.mɪ/ a) Irreverence toward something considered sacred or inviolable. b) The act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for any religions deity or deities. Syn: cursing, cussing …   Wiktionary

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