- politically sacrosanct programs
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
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.
There's a philosophical, commercial and maybe even spiritual schism occurring: Is the film festival, in a meta sense, obliged to hold traditional cinema sacrosanct?
People want to make sure that the Bill of Rights is held sacrosanct.
In the world of banking, there is an abbreviation that is considered sacrosanct: K.Y.C., or Know Your Customer.
Many students see free speech as less sacrosanct than an individual’s right not to feel attacked or belittled.
Stephen Lewis, a former senior official at UNICEF who now co-runs an NGO that works on AIDS policy, says UN officials hold to a view that its reputation is sacrosanct.
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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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