Definition of sacrosanct in English:

sacrosanct

Line breaks: sacro|sanct
Pronunciation: /ˈsakrə(ʊ)saŋ(k)t
 
, ˈseɪk-/

adjective

Derivatives

sacrosanctity

Pronunciation: /-ˈsaŋktɪti/
noun
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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.

Origin

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

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