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sanc·ti·ty

 (săngk′tĭ-tē)
n. pl. sanc·ti·ties
1. Holiness of life or disposition; saintliness.
2. The quality or condition of being considered sacred; inviolability.
3. Something considered sacred.

[Middle English saunctite, from Old French sainctite, from Latin sānctitās, from sānctus, sacred; see sanctify.]

sanctity

(ˈsæŋktɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the condition of being sanctified; holiness
2. anything regarded as sanctified or holy
3. the condition of being inviolable; sacredness: the sanctity of marriage.
[C14: from Old French saincteté, from Latin sanctitās, from sanctus holy]

sanc•ti•ty

(ˈsæŋk tɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. holiness, saintliness, or godliness.
2. sacred or hallowed character.
3. a sacred thing.
[1350–1400; Middle English saun(c)tite (< Old French sain(c)teté) < Latin sānctitās holiness]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sanctity - the quality of being holysanctity - the quality of being holy    
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
sacredness - the quality of being sacred

sanctity

sanctity

noun
1. The quality of being holy or sacred:
2. The quality or condition of being safe from assault, trespass, or violation:
Translations

sanctity

[ˈsæŋktɪtɪ] N (= sacredness) → lo sagrado; (= inviolability) → inviolabilidad f

sanctity

[ˈsæŋktəti] nsainteté f, caractère m sacré

sanctity

nHeiligkeit f; (of rights)Unantastbarkeit f; a man of great sanctityein sehr heiliger Mann; the sanctity of (human) lifedie Unantastbarkeit des (menschlichen) Lebens

sanctity

[ˈsæŋktɪtɪ] n (of person, marriage) → santità; (of oath, place) → sacralità
References in classic literature ?
Having so much to do with the recognition of local sanctities, the habit of connecting the very trees and stones of a particular spot of earth with the great events of life, till the low walls, the green mounds, the half-obliterated epitaphs, seemed full of oracular voices, even the religion of those people of the dales appeared but as another link between them and the solemn imageries of the natural world.
[25/June/2018] SANAA, June 25 (Saba) - The Ministry of Awqaf and Guidance condemned the continuation of criminal acts committed by the US-backed Saudi-led coalition aggression in targeting Islamic sanctities, most recently the bombing of the mosque and mausoleum of the Religion Scientist "Ahmed al-Faz," in Hodeidah province.
The Senate called upon the OIC and Unite Nations Security Council to take serious notice of flouting of the inviolability of holy places which amounted to encroaching upon the religious sanctities of one billion Muslims throughout the world as stipulated in international conventions.
"It is the duty of a Muslim...to combat violence which breaches the three sanctities specified by Prophet Mohammad: the sanctity of blood, honor and dignity, and sanctity of money." The Mufti condemned the terror attacks which hit at Qaa town in Lebanon's Bekaa, blaming the tragedy on interference of some in regional affairs at a time when most Lebanese opted for self-dissociation.
Hardline media, including state television and the Fars news agency, which is affiliated with the Pasdaran, accused Sadr of insulting Islamic sanctities and disrespecting Islamic values.
Jeddah, Sha'ban 24, 1437, May 31, 2016, SPA -- The Senior Council of Ulema emphasized that the highest ends of Hajj are the glorification the sanctities of the holy places of Allah; and the veneration of the ritual of Hajj is achieved in having it performed in the way the Prophet (peace be upon him) did.
Baghdad / NINA / The Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi confirmed "Zero tolerance with criminals who violate the sanctities and abusing public and private funds." A statement of his press office quoted him as saying during a cabinet's meeting today: "We look to all the victims of the attacks that they are Iraqis, and the terrorists and criminals do not represent their communities." He stressed "the need for zero tolerance with criminals who violate the sanctities and abusing public and private funds, and prosecute and arrest them to be punished fair" ./ End