Definition of sacrosanct in English:


Syllabification: sac·ro·sanct
Pronunciation: /ˈsakrōˌsaNG(k)t


  • (Especially of a principle, place, or routine) regarded as too important or valuable to be interfered with: the individual’s right to work has been upheld as sacrosanct
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    • It was understood equipment and shooting techniques would evolve, but the principles were sacrosanct.
    • Basic human decency and respect for the dead as well as for the feelings of their grieving loved ones should guarantee that burial places are sacrosanct.
    • Sovereignty has long been a sacrosanct principle in the international system.
    sacred, hallowed, respected, inviolable, inviolate, unimpeachable, invulnerable, untouchable, inalienable; protected, defended, secure, safe



Pronunciation: /ˌsakrōˈsaNG(k)titē/
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  • Considering that Merritt as a singer has a contentious relationship with pitch, he is perhaps not in the greatest position to argue for the sacrosanctity of his tunes.
  • It would be an absurdity to maintain the sacrosanctity of confidentiality if that itself was putting people very seriously at risk.
  • This is a purely hypothetical example, but I don't see anyone really defending the sacrosanctity of consumer privacy under this set of circumstances.


late 15th century: from Latin sacrosanctus, from sacro 'by a sacred rite' (ablative of sacrum) + sanctus 'holy'.

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