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sacrosanct

Syllabification: sac·ro·sanct
Pronunciation: /ˈsakrōˌsaNG(k)t
 
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Definition of sacrosanct in English:

adjective

(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
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
sacred, hallowed, respected, inviolable, inviolate, unimpeachable, invulnerable, untouchable, inalienable;
protected, defended, secure, safe

Origin

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

Derivatives

sacrosanctity

1
Pronunciation: /ˌsakrōˈsaNG(k)titē/
noun
Example sentences
  • 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.

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