sanctimony


sanc·ti·mo·ny

noun \ˈsaŋ(k)-tə-ˌmō-nē\
plural sanc·ti·mo·nies

Definition of SANCTIMONY

1
obsolete :  holiness
2
:  affected or hypocritical holiness

Origin of SANCTIMONY

Middle French sanctimonie, from Latin sanctimonia, from sanctus
First Known Use: 1534

Other Religion (Eastern and Other) Terms

Zen, antinomian, avatar, gnosticism, illuminati, ineffable, karma, koan, mantra

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