But on the right, the conviction that Thomas was a victim is close to sacrosanct.
Israeli and Palestinians both view their national identities as sacrosanct and more important than anything else.
Yet until he was pressured into investigating organized crime, those two targets were sacrosanct.
"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).