The augurs issued an opinion on a given vitium , but these were not necessarily binding. Selected Studies in Roman Religion Brill, , p.

Cultus was expected to matter to the gods as a demonstration of respect, honor, and reverence; it was an aspect of the contractual nature of Roman religion see do ut des. Weblink offline IABot Wikipedia:

Sacer describes a thing or person given to the gods, thus "sacred" to them. French language, full preview.