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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.
(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
1. extremely sacred or inviolable.
2. regarded or treated as being above or beyond interference, criticism, etc.
sac`ro•sanc′ti•ty, sac′ro•sanct`ness, n.
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|Adj.||1.||sacrosanct - must be kept sacred|
sacred - concerned with religion or religious purposes; "sacred texts"; "sacred rites"; "sacred music"