sanctimony

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

Definition of sanctimony

plural

sanctimonies

  1. 1 obsolete :  holiness

  2. 2 :  affected or hypocritical holiness

Origin and Etymology of sanctimony

Medieval French sanctimonie, from Latin sanctimonia, from sanctus


First Known Use: 1534

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