sacrosanctity

[ sak-roh-sangkt ]SEE DEFINITION OF sacrosanctity
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It was then that I learned the sacrosanctity of private papers.

We confess ourselves unable to follow this transfer of the superstition of sacrosanctity from a king to a chamber.

But my boyish appreciation of the Bishop's mundane qualities was equaled by my faith in the sacrosanctity of his office.

He laughed at the reputation for sacrosanctity which the populace bestowed upon Sunario.

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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