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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.
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(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
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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"
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adjective inviolable, sacred, inviolate, untouchable, hallowed, sanctified, set apart Weekend rest days were considered sacrosanct.
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sacrosanct[ˈsækrəʊsæŋkt] ADJ (lit, fig) → sacrosanto
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sacrosanct[ˈsækrəʊsæŋkt] adj → sacro-saint(e)
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adj (lit, fig) → sakrosankt
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sacrosanct[ˈsækrəʊˌsæŋkt] adj → sacrosanto/a
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