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profane

1. not designed or used for religious purposes; secular
2. not initiated into the inner mysteries or sacred rites
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profane

see SACRED AND PROFANE.
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Bellmont, the "She-Devil," and her daughter Mary as profaners of the sacred hearth.
When Prince Escalus, whose purpose, as Gayle Whittier says, is to "ensure social order" (60), (15) arrives on the scene, he is ignored by the warring parties: "Rebellious subjects, enemies to peace, / Profaners of this neighbor-stained steel--/ Will they not hear?--What ho, you men, you beasts!" (Li.81-83).
The same reasoning applies to the demarch's supervision of [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (legal challenge of [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) and issuance of [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (declared assessment of property as a basis for payment of taxes, delinquent debts, or legal confiscations), the latter attested at least as early as the confiscations from the profaners of the Hermai and Mysteries (415-413 B.C.) and the Thirty Tyrants (402/1 B.C.).