- 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
Related Words for sacrosanctrevered, blessed, consecrated, divine, godly, hallowed, holy, pious, pure, religious, saintly, sanctified, spiritual, sacramental, unprofane
Examples from the Web for sacrosanct
Contemporary Examples of sacrosanct
Israeli and Palestinians both view their national identities as sacrosanct and more important than anything else.Sayed Kashua’s Strained Relationship With Israel
May 15, 2012
But on the right, the conviction that Thomas was a victim is close to sacrosanct.Cain Plays the Victim Card
October 31, 2011
Yet until he was pressured into investigating organized crime, those two targets were sacrosanct.Hoover’s Secret Files
August 2, 2011
As with recruitment, I have no knowledge of any challenge to this sacrosanct law.The Extinction Parade: An Original Zombie Story by Max Brooks
January 14, 2011
Neither, for that matter, do unthinking appeals to sacrosanct moral imperatives like the Ten Commandments.Can God Save Health Care?
August 21, 2009
Historical Examples of sacrosanct
The oath that we take on the 2nd of December, nephew of the 18th Brumaire, is sacrosanct!Napoleon the Little
Diplomatic envoys are just as sacrosanct as heads of States.International Law. A Treatise. Volume I (of 2)
Lassa Francis Oppenheim
In their eyes the king was not merely autocratic, but sacrosanct.
It is they who preach the doctrine of blood and iron; who hold that Csar is sacrosanct.The Girl from Alsace
Burton Egbert Stevenson
Evidently to her the spot on which Adrian sat was sacrosanct.Jaffery
William J. Locke
- very sacred or holy; inviolable
Word Origin for sacrosanct
Word Origin and History for sacrosanct
"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).