Definitions for sacrosanctˈsæk roʊˌsæŋkt
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inviolable, inviolate, sacrosanct(adj)
must be kept sacred
beyond alteration, criticism, or interference, especially due to religious sanction; inviolable.
Origin: [L. sucrosanctus.]
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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No time deadline is sacrosanct.
I cherish the Franco-German cooperation as one of the most important developments in post-war Europe. But I will not accept is as being so sacrosanct that the rest of us shall simply adapt to what is decided between Paris and Berlin.
The GO pledge, the pledge that the municipal market for its entire existence viewed as sacrosanct, now isn't, given the strength of the muni market this year, I don't believe investors have been compensated in general for that incremental risk.
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