Definitions for sacrosanctˈsæk roʊˌsæŋkt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sac•ro•sanctˈsæk roʊˌsæŋkt(adj.)

  1. extremely sacred or inviolable.

    Category: Religion, Common Vocabulary

  2. regarded or treated as being above or beyond interference, criticism, etc.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of sacrosanct:

1595–1605; < L sacrō sānctus made holy by sacred rite. See sacred , saint

sac`ro•sanc′ti•ty(n.)

sac′ro•sanct`ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. inviolable, inviolate, sacrosanct(adj)

    must be kept sacred

Wiktionary

  1. sacrosanct(Adjective)

    beyond alteration, criticism, or interference, especially due to religious sanction; inviolable.

  2. sacrosanct(Adjective)

    sacred.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sacrosanct(adj)

    sacred; inviolable

Freebase

  1. Sacrosanct

    Sacrosanctity was a right of tribunes in Ancient Rome not to be harmed physically. Plebeians took an oath to regard anyone who laid hands on a tribune as an outlaw liable to be killed without penalty. The term comes from the phrase sacer esto and reflects that violation of a tribune's sacrosanctity was not only a secular offense, but a religious offense as well.

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