sacrosanct

[ sak-roh-sangkt ]SEE DEFINITION OF sacrosanct
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The oath that we take on the 2nd of December, nephew of the 18th Brumaire, is sacrosanct!

Diplomatic envoys are just as sacrosanct as heads of States.

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.

Evidently to her the spot on which Adrian sat was sacrosanct.

But then no rules to me are sacrosanct; indeed, they are only tolerable because of the exceptions.

The "Military Situation" was sacrosanct, supreme, inviolable!

The whigs refused to accept the sacrosanct character of the monarchy.

If you are at war with him, and hold his fortress in his teeth, I am his ambassador and sacrosanct.

Every European people regards its constitution merely as a fundamental law, and ascribes no sacrosanct character to it.

WORD ORIGIN

"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).

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