sacrosanct

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin sacrosanctus

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈsæk.ɹoʊˌsæŋkt/

Adjective[edit]

sacrosanct (comparative more sacrosanct, superlative most sacrosanct)

  1. beyond alteration, criticism, or interference, especially due to religious sanction; inviolable.
    • 2011 August 14, Kenneth R. Harney, “Homeowner mortgage write-off may be in jeopardy”, Los Angeles Times:
      After decades of being considered politically sacrosanct, why are homeowner mortgage write-offs suddenly on the chopping block?
  2. sacred.
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References[edit]

  • sacrosanct” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition, 1989