- extremely sacred or inviolable: a sacrosanct chamber in the temple.
- not to be entered or trespassed upon: She considered her home office sacrosanct.
- above or beyond criticism, change, or interference: a manuscript deemed sacrosanct.
Origin of sacrosanct
Examples from the Web for sacrosanctity
It was then that I learned the sacrosanctity of private papers.The Belovd Vagabond
William J. Locke
We confess ourselves unable to follow this transfer of the superstition of sacrosanctity from a king to a chamber.Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 1 of 3)
But my boyish appreciation of the Bishop's mundane qualities was equaled by my faith in the sacrosanctity of his office.Memoirs of Life and Literature
W. H. Mallock
He laughed at the reputation for sacrosanctity which the populace bestowed upon Sunario.The Hidden Force
- very sacred or holy; inviolable
Word Origin and History for sacrosanctity
"superlatively sacred or inviolable," c.1600, from Latin sacrosanctus "protected by religious sanction, consecrated with religious ceremonies," from sacro, ablative of sacrum "religious sanction" (from neuter singular of sacer "sacred") + sanctus, past participle of sancire "make sacred" (for both, see sacred). Earlier in partially anglicized form sacro-seint (c.1500).