Definition of quoad sacra in English:

quoad sacra

adverb

Scottish Law
  • With respect to religious or pastoral matters; for ecclesiastical (rather than civil) purposes.

adjective

Scottish Law
  • Of a church, parish, minister, etc.: constituted or appointed for religious (rather than civil) purposes; of or relating to this.

Origin

Mid 18th century. From post-classical Latin quoad sacra from classical Latin quoad + sacra sacred things.

Pronunciation

quoad sacra

/ˌkwəʊad ˈseɪkrə//ˌkwəʊad ˈsakrə/