to proclaim or declare something officially, especially to publicize formally that a law or decree is in effect.
to show contempt for a law or convention by openly disobeying or defying it.
a sudden realization or leap of understanding
religious devotion; a strong respectful belief in a deity or deities and strict observance of religious principles in everyday life
insult something holy; to damage something sacred, or do something that is offensive to the religious nature of something
a bitter enemy, especially one who seems unbeatable