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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
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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.
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Kingsley denies that any of this is being done to counteract prejudice against the film, which has been substantial among those who consider Hitchcock's groundbreaker a sacrosanct masterpiece.
Magistrates have now waded into the affair, opening three investigations, despite several priests insisting that the secret of the confessional, even one on paper, is sacrosanct.
In doing so, Gingrich and his top lieutenants are challenging the views of most Americans that grand jury testimony is sacrosanct and that the explicit details of a sexual liaison are a private matter, not fit for public display.