Sanctity Definition

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[n] the quality of being holy


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Synonyms

holiness

Antonyms

unholiness

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quality, sacredness

Misc. Definitions

\Sanc"ti*ty\, n.; pl. {Sanctities}. [L. sanctitas, from sanctus holy. See {Saint}.]
1. The state or quality of being sacred or holy; holiness; saintliness; moral purity; godliness. To sanctity she made no pretense, and, indeed, narrowly escaped the imputation of irreligion. --Macaulay.
2. Sacredness; solemnity; inviolability; religious binding force; as, the sanctity of an oath.
3. A saint or holy being. [R.] About him all the sanctities of heaven. --Milton. Syn: Holiness; godliness; piety; devotion; goodness; purity; religiousness; sacredness; solemnity. See the Note under {Religion}.

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