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sanctity

noun sanc·ti·ty \ˈsaŋ(k)-tə-tē\

: the quality or state of being holy, very important, or valuable

plural sanc·ti·ties

Full Definition of SANCTITY

1
:  holiness of life and character :  godliness
2
a :  the quality or state of being holy or sacred :  inviolability
b plural :  sacred objects, obligations, or rights
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Examples of SANCTITY

  1. <the sanctity of the elderly nun shone through in her every word and gesture>

Origin of SANCTITY

Middle English saunctite, from Anglo-French sainteté, from Latin sanctitat-, sanctitas, from sanctus sacred
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Christian Religious Terms

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