defilement defilement

Definition(s):

  • (n) the state of being polluted

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Koranic defilement is a recurring Islamic concern.
  2. To keep it from defilement.
  3. Church defilement has lately become an occupational hazard of village vicars; England seems to be in the midst of a mild little revival of black magic.

News

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  1. Mr Justice Carney noted this was the first case of "defilement of a girl under 15 years" as enacted in the 2006 legislation to come before the court and that the Oireachtas believed it merited up to life imprisonment.
    on Dec 8, 2008 By: Paul Carney Source: Irish Independent

  2. "This defilement is even more shocking since it affected the tombs of soldiers who gave their lives for France," Chirac said in a statement.
    on Apr 19, 2007 By: Jacques Chirac Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. During New Year's Eve vespers at St Peter's Basilica, traditionally addressed to Romans, the Pope said: "Not a few, especially young people, are attracted by a false glorification or even defilement of the body and the banalization of sexuality."
    on Jan 2, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Edmonton Journal

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