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Blasphemy

blasphemy 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writings see also Amendment I to the Constitution in the back matter NOTE: In many states, blasphemy statutes have been repealed as contrary to the First Amendment.



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.