sacrosanct


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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.
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Ren had previously been based at St Andrew's and it is rare in English football for senior executives to be at the training ground, where the facilities are normally sacrosanct for the players and coaching staff.
Summary: Is anything - anything at all - sacrosanct enough for us to not litter?
The observation: 'The alternative is a referendum on the issue, on which the constitution is vague if not silent.' The constitution is not the word of God or sacrosanct that it cannot be changed.
These discussions are based on the premise that treaties are sacrosanct. In World War I, the Germans stated that a treaty is a 'mere scrap of paper' when it invaded Belgium, in violation of the treaty guaranteeing the neutrality of that country.
He also said that the right to dissent is sacrosanct and has to be sparingly used.
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'Truly, I am weary of this development which is seen as a move to deregister this sacrosanct party,' she said.
THERE are two large plots of vacant land in Alum Rock Road but it appears that they are sacrosanct.
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Is the land sacrosanct? The West Midlands Mayor in his election address said that he was promising thousands of social housing but to me he appears more interested in posing than delivering the goods.