an individual, organization, institution, etc., considered to be exempt from criticism or questioning.
(informal) a person, institution, custom, etc, unreasonably held to be beyond criticism
sacred cow definition
Figuratively, anything that is beyond criticism: “That housing project is a real sacred cow: the city council won’t hear of abandoning it.” In India, followers of Hinduism consider cows sacred and do not eat them because they believe the animals contain the souls of dead persons.
A person or thing immune to criticism or questioning, as in The rules governing the press conference have become a sacred cow in this administration. This term alludes to the honored status of cows in Hinduism, where they are a symbol of God’s generosity to humankind. It has been used figuratively since about 1900.
noun, Roman Catholic Church. 1. the physical heart of Jesus, to which special devotion is offered as a symbol of His love and redemptive sacrifice. Sacred Heart noun (RC Church) 1. the heart of Jesus Christ, a symbol of His love and sacrifice 2. a representation of this, usually bleeding, as an aid to devotion
noun 1. an African ibis, Threskiornis aethiopica, having a black, naked head and neck and white and black plumage, venerated by the ancient Egyptians.
noun 1. Indian lotus.
adjective 1. devoted or dedicated to a deity or to some religious purpose; consecrated. 2. entitled to veneration or religious respect by association with divinity or divine things; holy. 3. pertaining to or connected with religion (opposed to secular or profane): sacred music; sacred books. 4. reverently dedicated to some person, purpose, or object: a […]