noli me tangere

noun
no·li me tan·ge·re | \ˌnō-lē-(ˌ)mē-ˈtan-jə-rē, -ˌlī-, -(ˌ)mā-, -ˈtäŋ-gə-ˌrā\

Definition of noli me tangere 

: a warning against touching or interference

First Known Use of noli me tangere

1591, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for noli me tangere

Latin, do not touch me; from Jesus' words to Mary Magdalene (John 20:17)

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