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Why is the comparative of "sacer" not attested?

Phonologically, there is no obvious reason for *sacrior to not exist: there are a number of attested comparatives with similar forms such as macrior, pulc(h)rior, ācrior, alacrior or integrior, ...
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Why is the comparative of "sacer" not attested?

Sacer isn't an especially frequent adjective (seven attestations of the superlative isn't that many); "more sacrificial" isn't a phrase that's needed very often, and it was in competition ...
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