sanctity

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noun sanc·ti·ty \ˈsaŋ(k)-tə-tē\

Definition of sanctity

plural

sanctities

  1. 1 :  holiness of life and character :  godliness

  2. 2a :  the quality or state of being holy or sacred :  inviolabilityb sanctities plural :  sacred objects, obligations, or rights

Examples of sanctity in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of sanctity

Middle English saunctite, from Anglo-French sainteté, from Latin sanctitat-, sanctitas, from sanctus sacred


First Known Use: 14th century

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SANCTITY Defined for English Language Learners

sanctity

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noun sanc·ti·ty \ˈsaŋ(k)-tə-tē\

Definition of sanctity for English Language Learners

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



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