Burning a cross is considered a sacrilegious act in the Christian faith.
An example of a sacrilegious act is the burning of a cross.
- that is or involves sacrilege
- guilty of sacrilege
Usage Note: Sacrilegious, the adjective form of sacrilege, is often misspelled through confusion with religious.
(comparative more sacrilegious, superlative most sacrilegious)
From Latin sacer + legÅ (“steal something sacred").