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sacred

adjective uk   /ˈseɪ.krɪd/ us  
C1 considered to be holy and deserving respect, especially because of a connection with a god: sacred relics/temples This area is sacred to the Apaches.C1 connected with religion: sacred music/writingsC2 considered too important to be changed: His daily routine is absolutely sacred to him. humorous The cricketers wore blue, not their usual white - is nothing sacred?
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sacredness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
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