Origin of sacrosanctClassical Latin sacrosanctus from sacer, sacred + sanctus, holy: see saint
Freedom of speech is one of the sacrosanct rights of people in the United States of America.
The right to liberty is an example of something that would be described as sacrosanct.
Origin of sacrosanctLatin sacrōsānctus consecrated with religious ceremonies sacrō ablative of sacrum religious rite ( from ) ( neuter of sacer sacred ; see sacred . ) sānctus past participle of sancīre to consecrate ; see sak- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more sacrosanct, superlative most sacrosanct)
- This feeling was fostered by its many confirmations, and in subsequent ages, especially during the time of the struggle between the Stewart kings and the parliament, it was regarded as something sacrosanct, embodying the very ideal of English liberties, which to some extent had been lost, but which must be regained.
- Although not sacrosanct, they had the right of sitting in a curule chair and wore the distinctive toga praetexta.
- He arrogated to himself the privileges of royalty, made servants attend him upon their knees, compelled bishops to tie his shoelatchets and dukes to hold the basin while he washed his hands, and considered it condescension when he allowed ambassadors to kiss his fingers; he paid little heed to their sacrosanct character, and himself laid violent hands on a papal nuncio.
- The king was thereby rendered sacrosanct (i Sam.
- To the Whig leaders the church was all but as sacrosanct as to the Tories, the very foundation of the constitution, not to be touched save at imminent risk to the state; the most they would adventure was to remedy a few of the more glaring abuses of an establishment imposed on an unwilling population.