sacrosanct


sac·ro·sanct

adjective \ˈsa-krō-ˌsaŋ(k)t\

: too important and respected to be changed, criticized, etc.

Full Definition of SACROSANCT

1
:  most sacred or holy :  inviolable
2
:  treated as if holy :  immune from criticism or violation <politically sacrosanct programs>
sac·ro·sanc·ti·ty \ˌsa-krō-ˈsaŋ(k)-tə-tē\ noun

Examples of SACROSANCT

  1. the government's most sacrosanct institutions
  2. The tradition is regarded as sacrosanct.

Origin of SACROSANCT

Latin sacrosanctus, probably from sacro sanctus hallowed by a sacred rite
First Known Use: 1601

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary

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