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VocabProj: sacred / marriage

THE URANTIA BOOK PART III - THE HISTORY OF URANTIA

Page 922 PAPER 83 - THE MARRIAGE INSTITUTION, Oct 19 2000 line 145: Nevertheless, there is an ideal of marriage on the spheres on high. On the capital of each local system the Material Sons and Daughters of God do portray the height of the ideals of the union of man and woman in the bonds of marriage and for the purpose of procreating and rearing offspring. After all, the ideal mortal marriage is humanly sacred.

sacred

Function: adjective

Etymology: Middle English, from past participle of sacren to consecrate, from Anglo-French sacrer, from Latin sacrare, from sacr-, sacer sacred; akin to Latin sancire to make sacred, Hittite šaklāi- rite

Date: 14th century

1 a : dedicated or set apart for the service or worship of a deity
b : devoted exclusively to one service or use (as of a person or purpose)

2 a : worthy of religious veneration : holy
b : entitled to reverence and respect

3 : of or relating to religion : not secular or profane

4 a : unassailable, inviolable b : highly valued and important <a sacred responsibility>


marriage

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English mariage, from Anglo-French, from marier to marry

Date: 14th century

1 a (1) : the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law

(2) : the state of being united to a person of the same sex in a relationship like that of a traditional marriage

b : the mutual relation of married persons : wedlock

c : the institution whereby individuals are joined in a marriage

2 : an act of marrying or the rite by which the married status is effected; especially : the wedding ceremony and attendant festivities or formalities
3 : an intimate or close union <the marriage of painting and poetry — J. T. Shawcross>




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