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Dictionary Definition

sacrosanct adj : must be kept sacred [syn: inviolable, inviolate]

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  1. beyond alteration, criticism, or interference, especially due to religious sanction; inviolable.
  2. sacred.


  • American Heritage 2000
  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition, 1989

Extensive Definition

Special may refer to:
  • Special needs, a diagnosis used to classify children as needing more services than those children without special needs
  • Special teams, units in American football and Canadian football that are on the field during kickoffs, free kicks, punts, and field goal and extra point attempts
  • Television special, a television program, typically a short film or television movie, which interrupts or temporarily replaces scheduled programming
  • Very special episode, an advertising term for an episode of a television program that deals with a serious and/or controversial social issue
  • Special effects, visual effects used in the film, television, and entertainment industry to create scenes that cannot be achieved by normal means
  • Adcox Special, a biplane built in Portland, Oregon in 1929
  • The SPECIAL System, the character creation system of the computer role-playing game Fallout
  • A special constable, a volunteer police officer
  • Special relationship is a phrase originating in the United Kingdom used to characterise what British advocates view as the positive political, diplomatic, historical, and relations between the United States and member nations of the Commonwealth of Nations or the United Kingdom.
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Special may also be:
sacrosanct in German: Sonderausgabe
sacrosanct in French: Special
sacrosanct in Japanese: スペシャル

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