Desecration – this legal term finds application in the Canon Law in some jurisdictions. There it details the act of desecration, pollution. In other words – treating or using something that is sacred with irreverence. For example, within the sphere of Criminal Law in many legal systems, desecration details a robbery of sacral items in a church. Could have the meaning of entering into the unworthy or improper usage of something. Synonyms are blasphemy, defilement, impiety, profanation, and sacrilege.