sacrosanctness

sacrosanct

[sak-roh-sangkt]
adjective
1.
extremely sacred or inviolable: a sacrosanct chamber in the temple.
2.
not to be entered or trespassed upon: She considered her home office sacrosanct.
3.
above or beyond criticism, change, or interference: a manuscript deemed sacrosanct.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin sacrō sānctus made holy by sacred rite. See sacred, saint

sacrosanctity, sacrosanctness, noun

1. religious, sacrilegious, sacrosanct ; 2. sacred, sacrosanct.
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sacrosanct (ˈsækrəʊˌsæŋkt)
 
adj
very sacred or holy; inviolable
 
[C17: from Latin sacrōsanctus made holy by sacred rite, from sacrō by sacred rite, from sacer holy + sanctus, from sancīre to hallow]
 
sacro'sanctity
 
n
 
'sacrosanctness
 
n

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sacrosanct
1601, from L. sacrosanctus "protected by religious sanction," from sacro, abl. of sacrum "religious sanction" (from neut. sing. of sacer "sacred") + sanctus, pp. of sancire "make sacred" (see sacred).
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