DefinedMeaning talk:desecrate (1051195)
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To desacrate means "Remove the consecration from a person or an object." or, I would add, a place. But many verbs like French "profaner" and, as far as I guess, English "violate", "profanate", "pollute", Spanish "profanar" means "No to respect the sacred character of an object or a place" which should (in the speaker's view, of course) be respected. Desacration is the official act of the authority in charge of defining the sacred, while profanation is breaking a rule. If I say that someone, or even a State, profanates something, it implies that I deny this person the right to do what he does. I remove the French verb, which I'm sure doesn't conform the definition. --Fiable.biz 07:22, 23 January 2011 (UTC)