Word of the Day – Sacrosanct

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Sacrosanct (adj)

sak-row-san-kt

(especially of a principle, place, or routine) regarded as too important or valuable to be interfered with.

Late 15th century: from Latin sacrosanctus, from sacro ‘by a sacred rite’ (ablative of sacrum) + sanctus ‘holy’.

Example sentences

“A woman’s rights to her own body are sacrosanct.”

“Democracy is sacrosanct and nothing should interfere.”

Word of the Day – Symposium

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Symposium (noun)

sim-poe-zee-um

A conference or meeting to discuss a particular subject./ A collection of essays or papers on a particular subject by a number of contributors.

Late 16th century (denoting a drinking party): via Latin from Greek sumposion, from sumpotēs ‘fellow drinker’, from sun- ‘together’ + potēs ‘drinker’.

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