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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.]
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]
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|Noun||1.||sanctity - 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