They did not think of liberty, and armies, and the sacredness of democracy.
The first is that the books of this Bible are not all of equal rank and sacredness.
Rather let us reverence the privacy of man, the sacredness of his religious retreat.
This creative relation to children gives dignity, sacredness and immeasurable responsibility to fatherhood.
The shadow of the law, the sacredness of caste, had always guarded them.
He stopped short, arrested for a moment by the sacredness of the picture which met his eyes.
She had been my father's wife, and the sacredness of his name shielded her from disrespect.
They do not know the significance and the sacredness of home life.
It would be an infringement of the sacredness of his expiatory vow.
I believe in the sacredness and authority of the Bible, which contains the lesson and the history of His life.
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.