Definition of quoad sacra in US English:

quoad sacra


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


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


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