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.
- sac·ro·sanc·ti·ty, sac·ro·sanct·ness, noun
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How to use sacrosanct in a sentence
The rout in the oil sector has been so swift and severe that once-sacrosanct corporate positions are being trimmed.From Disney to Shell, companies announced tens of thousands of job cuts over just one day | kdunn6 | October 1, 2020 | Fortune
He’s well aware of how the coastal height limit is sacrosanct to many coastal residents.
The unit allowed advertisers to fashion their own content on Forbes’ property and faced vocal criticism from a journalism community that views the line between editorial and business as sacrosanct.‘Unstoppable innovator’: The meteoric rise of Meredith Kopit Levien, the next New York Times CEO | Steven Perlberg | August 19, 2020 | Digiday
While the current home run record is certainly safe, others of the game’s most sacrosanct records could be in serious jeopardy this season.The MLB Records* That Could Fall In A 60-Game Season | Michael Salfino | August 3, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
China talks about its core interests all the time as if they’re sacrosanct.Will Covid-19 Spark a Cold War (or Worse) With China? (Ep. 414) | Stephen J. Dubner | April 23, 2020 | Freakonomics
Do you worry about glorifying war, even inadvertently, by depicting it as something sacrosanct?
In America, equality of opportunity is—in theory—sacrosanct.Scotland’s ‘Yes’ Campaign and the Myth of Scottish Equality | Noah Caldwell | September 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
You can debate which cost-of-living adjustment is more accurate, but there is nothing sacrosanct about any given metric.As GOP Sinks Plan B, Obama Should Tune Out His Own Party’s Doubters | Robert Shrum | December 21, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Israeli and Palestinians both view their national identities as sacrosanct and more important than anything else.
For many Americans, nothing is more sacrosanct than the Internet.The Online-Piracy Bills Were Killed by a Generation’s Expectations | Rob Shepardson | January 21, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
For the man who would think or study there was only one way of life, to become sacrosanct in the direct service of God.The Age of Erasmus | P. S. Allen
As diplomatic envoys are sacrosanct, the principle of their inviolability is generally recognised.International Law. A Treatise. Volume I (of 2) | Lassa Francis Oppenheim
At the same time, while assigning the physician his post, Hippocrates would not let him regard that post as sacrosanct.On the Natural Faculties | Galen
The sacrosanct status of the Great Survey is thus gravely modified.
If my view be adopted, we here detect noteworthy error in our great and sacrosanct record.
British Dictionary definitions for sacrosanct
very sacred or holy; inviolable
- sacrosanctity or sacrosanctness, noun
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