sacrosanct

[ sak-roh-sangkt ]
/ ˈsæk roʊˌsæŋkt /

adjective

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

First recorded in 1595–1605, sacrosanct is from the Latin word sacrō sānctus made holy by sacred rite. See sacred, saint

OTHER WORDS FROM sacrosanct

sac·ro·sanc·ti·ty, sac·ro·sanct·ness, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sacrosanct

religious sacrilegious sacrosanctsacred sacrosanct
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British Dictionary definitions for sacrosanct

sacrosanct
/ (ˈsækrəʊˌsæŋkt) /

adjective

very sacred or holy; inviolable

Derived forms of sacrosanct

sacrosanctity or sacrosanctness, noun

Word Origin for sacrosanct

C17: from Latin sacrōsanctus made holy by sacred rite, from sacrō by sacred rite, from sacer holy + sanctus, from sancīre to hallow
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