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Regarded as sacred and inviolable.

[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.]

sac′ro·sanc′ti·ty (-săngk′tĭ-tē) n.
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The Kashmir crisis offers many lessons for Pakistan: on the importance of diplomatic influence; that the sacrosanctity of backchannels may be deceptive; the paucity of multilateral mechanisms to intervene in the face of rampant HR violations.
Universities are built on integrity, sacrosanctity, and purposefulness to produce responsible and ethical minds that are able to contribute positively to their societies and to the changing world."
According to John Donne, 17thCentury Jacobean metaphysical poet-cleric, 'any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.' Four centuries after, Dele Giwa, the late founding editor-in-chief of The Newswatch magazine, echoed Donne's compelling insight: 'One life taken in cold blood is as gruesome as millions lost in a pogrom.' Indeed, the essential theme of both existential insights speaks to the sacrosanctity of human life and not to the number of fatalities.
If the public has a perception about their righteousness it is because there is a cover of sacrosanctity traditionally bestowed on members of the judiciary over the ages, all over the world.
Victim of double standards African Union's Act of Sacrosanctity of colonial borders didn't apply to Sudan during the split since the Sudan had one European colonizer the UK.
The most famous, a daughter or sister of Appius Claudius Pulcher, became a later symbol of familial piety when she used her own sacrosanctity to protect Claudius Pulcher from a tribune who tried to pull him from his chariot during an unauthorized triumph.
At a minimum the erga omnes construct conveys the sacrosanctity of the prohibitions on taking life and on genocide, and the imperativeness of suppressing mass atrocities by providing a mechanism, like the proposed peoples' right, to reliably stop them.
Her driven snow, her music, her sacrosanctity, the very style of all her movements ...
It is not an accident, then, that this conception of a self-constituting, timeless subjectivity only emerges amidst the rise of the commodification of labor-power, Believing in the "equal rights" of one's private domain, in the sacrosanctity of the contractual relation that ensures "free" and "fair" exchange without infringement, is tantamount to an ideological reflex before the machinery that needs to reproduce its cycle, The important point is that, beyond this familiar critique of formal democracy, the very logic of commodification, or the process set in motion for the sake of realizing value, illustrates a tendency whose outermost consequences are becoming increasingly stark in today's hyper-speculative world.
However, in the postwar period, some writers have challenged the ideologies of the war and sacrosanctity of martyrdom.