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sac·ro·sanct

 (săk′rō-săngkt′)
adj.
Regarded as sacred and inviolable.

[Latin sacrōsānctus, consecrated with religious ceremonies : sacrō, ablative of sacrum, religious rite (from neuter of sacer, sacred; see sacred) + sānctus, past participle of sancīre, to consecrate; see sak- in Indo-European roots.]

sac′ro·sanc′ti·ty (-săngk′tĭ-tē) n.

sacrosanct

(ˈsækrəʊˌsæŋkt)
adj
(Ecclesiastical Terms) very sacred or holy; inviolable
[C17: from Latin sacrōsanctus made holy by sacred rite, from sacrō by sacred rite, from sacer holy + sanctus, from sancīre to hallow]
ˌsacroˈsanctity, ˈsacroˌsanctness n

sac•ro•sanct

(ˈsæk roʊˌsæŋkt)

adj.
1. extremely sacred or inviolable.
2. regarded or treated as being above or beyond interference, criticism, etc.
[1595–1605; < Latin sacrō sānctus made holy by sacred rite. See sacred, saint]
sac`ro•sanc′ti•ty, sac′ro•sanct`ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sacrosanct - must be kept sacred
sacred - concerned with religion or religious purposes; "sacred texts"; "sacred rites"; "sacred music"

sacrosanct

adjective inviolable, sacred, inviolate, untouchable, hallowed, sanctified, set apart Weekend rest days were considered sacrosanct.

sacrosanct

adjective
1. Regarded with particular reverence or respect:
2. Protected from violation or abuse by custom, law, or feelings of reverence:
Translations
sacrosaint

sacrosanct

[ˈsækrəʊsæŋkt] ADJ (lit, fig) → sacrosanto

sacrosanct

[ˈsækrəʊsæŋkt] adjsacro-saint(e)

sacrosanct

adj (lit, fig)sakrosankt

sacrosanct

[ˈsækrəʊˌsæŋkt] adjsacrosanto/a
References in classic literature ?
A slavish nature would find consolation in the fact that the principal robber was an exalted and almost a sacrosanct person--a Grand Duke, in fact.
Critics will cite the privacy of the polling booth as being sacrosanct but like all these kind of objections they would evaporate like the morning mist once an electronic system was introduced.
This is the epitome of moral and intellectual crusade against the twin monsters of intellectual fascism and the cancer of moral double standard - the deadly virus that has infiltrated and infected the bastion of democracy, as esteemed and sacrosanct as Great Britain.
Your rule may be sacrosanct for you but not for us.
Some people feel that the existing green belt is sacrosanct and all building should be on brownfield land.
Asserting that facts are always sacred and sacrosanct, he said, "yes I said, it was a sacrosanct document, and I reiterate that it is a sacrosanct document, as not even a comma or full stop can be changed.
It was also observed in the meeting that the freedom struggle was sacrosanct and the people of Jammu and Kashmir wanted peaceful and permanent resolution of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with their aspirations.
Harris line of abstention cases, it has been settled law for some time that, even if a lawyer-regulating agency is mercilessly violating the constitutional rights of a lawyer, federal courts will not intervene because the sovereign interest of the states in bar matters is sacrosanct.
Slovenia is now staring at a fire-sale of public assets that were once considered sacrosanct.
The proposed move has been a shock for the people of Cyprus, as depositors' savings had until now been seen as sacrosanct and remained untouched by EU demands.
He assured the Hindu community of the country especially FATA that their religious, social and civic freedom would be upheld as a sacrosanct national responsibility, he added.
What is so sacrosanct about council chambers and councillors?