We champion the cause for which our founders pledged their lives, their fortunes, their sacred honor—to form a more perfect union.
Hitler made it clear that it was his sacred mission to destroy the Jews.
The term Pulsa Dinura appears only ten times in sacred Jewish texts, four times in the Talmud and six times in the Zohar.
That will require taking on special interests and sacred cows—sometimes close to home.
The Reservation is sovereign Indian land, and the grizzly is a sacred animal to these tribes.
Don't you know that your good name is as sacred to me as Mabel's?
After they had withdrawn, no other footsteps approached the sacred place.
What a full Armoury then have we, in all the sacred Pages that lie before us?
Maidens of the first families were selected to embroider the sacred peplus.
All of life is sacred to the lover, and all life is sacred to him.
late 14c., past participle adjective from obsolete verb sacren "to make holy" (c.1200), from Old French sacrer "consecrate, anoint, dedicate" (12c.) or directly from Latin sacrare "to make sacred, consecrate; hold sacred; immortalize; set apart, dedicate," from sacer (genitive sacri) "sacred, dedicated, holy, accursed," from Old Latin saceres, from PIE root *sak- "to sanctify." Buck groups it with Oscan sakrim, Umbrian sacra and calls it "a distinctive Italic group, without any clear outside connections." Related: Sacredness.
Nasalized form is sancire "make sacred, confirm, ratify, ordain." Sacred cow "object of Hindu veneration," is from 1891; figurative sense of "one who must not be criticized" is first recorded 1910, reflecting Western views of Hinduism. Sacred Heart "the heart of Jesus as an object of religious veneration" is from 1765.
Reserved for exclusive use by something. The term might mean only writable by whatever it is sacred to.
For example, "Register 7 is sacred to the interrupt handler" would mean that if any other code changed the contents of register 7, dire consequences would ensue.