sacrosanctity


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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.
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sacrosanctity

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1. The quality of being holy or sacred:
2. The quality or condition of being safe from assault, trespass, or violation:
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If the public has a perception about their righteousness it is because there is a cover of sacrosanctity traditionally bestowed on members of the judiciary over the ages, all over the world.
They elevated pettiness and parochial interests over and above the sacrosanctity of a hitherto agreed political correctness.
Victim of double standards African Union's Act of Sacrosanctity of colonial borders didn't apply to Sudan during the split since the Sudan had one European colonizer the UK.
At a minimum the erga omnes construct conveys the sacrosanctity of the prohibitions on taking life and on genocide, and the imperativeness of suppressing mass atrocities by providing a mechanism, like the proposed peoples' right, to reliably stop them.
Labor leaders know that the era of their sacrosanctity is passed and that they are due to be saddled with responsibilities commensurate with their power and privileges.
Her driven snow, her music, her sacrosanctity, the very style of all her movements .
It is not an accident, then, that this conception of a self-constituting, timeless subjectivity only emerges amidst the rise of the commodification of labor-power, Believing in the "equal rights" of one's private domain, in the sacrosanctity of the contractual relation that ensures "free" and "fair" exchange without infringement, is tantamount to an ideological reflex before the machinery that needs to reproduce its cycle, The important point is that, beyond this familiar critique of formal democracy, the very logic of commodification, or the process set in motion for the sake of realizing value, illustrates a tendency whose outermost consequences are becoming increasingly stark in today's hyper-speculative world.
Once they acquire the condition of repositories of archaic knowledge, archives become precious, precarious, and, in their most extreme forms, sacred--hence the historical veneration of the Alexandrine library and the pious reports of its tragic end, the fragility of the unarranged leaves dispersed in the cave of the Sybil, or the sacrosanctity of the Ark of the Covenant.
However, in the postwar period, some writers have challenged the ideologies of the war and sacrosanctity of martyrdom.
The creation mythos cannot accommodate any family formation or sexual practice in which the procreant function is precluded, obviated, or its sacrosanctity is compromised.