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Examples of sacrosanct in a Sentence
the government's most sacrosanct institutions
The tradition is regarded as sacrosanct.
Recent Examples of sacrosanct from the Web
But the right to represent oneself is equally sacrosanct, said Atlanta defense attorney Don Samuel, who’s authored books on criminal case law.
Since only 132 days remain until the 2018 midterms, under the McConnell Standard, good-faith adherence to sacrosanct institutional norms would require the president and the Senate to put the process on hold until January.
In a profession where personal integrity is sacrosanct, forcing people to publicly deny their own identity could lead only to trouble.
On Friday, the sports world is treating Casey’s win as sacrosanct and something that should have given him immunity from firing.
Establishing peace and denuclearizing the peninsula won’t come easy after seven decades of hostilities, to say nothing of the much loftier aim: reunification. Reunification has long been the ultimate – even sacrosanct – goal of both Koreas.
Airport airspace is considered Class B, a sacrosanct category that requires aircraft to have transponders, pilots licensed to travel there, and radios that are in contact with an airport's ATC tower.
Well, conversations between a doctor and a patient, the lawyer-client privilege is as sacrosanct as that, and there has to be a very, very good reason before any prosecutor should have a right to look at any research material.
Norms and expectations that were once considered sacrosanct have dissolved like tissue paper, one after the other.
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Did You Know?
That which is sacrosanct is doubly sacred: the two Latin components underlying the word, "sacro" and "sanctus," were combined long ago to form a phrase meaning "hallowed by a sacred rite." Sacro means "by a sacred rite" and comes from "sacrum," a Latin noun that lives on in English anatomy as the name for our pelvic vertebrae-a shortening of "os sacrum," which literally means "holy bone." Sanctus means "sacred" and gave us "saint" and obvious words like "sanctimony," "sanctify," and "sanctuary."
SACROSANCT Defined for English Language Learners
: too important and respected to be changed, criticized, etc.
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