from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Regarded as sacred and inviolable.
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- adj. beyond alteration, criticism, or interference, especially due to religious sanction; inviolable.
- adj. sacred.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Sacred; inviolable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Preëminently or superlatively sacred or inviolable.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. must be kept sacred
Latin 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.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)