sanctitude


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sanctitude

(ˈsæŋktɪˌtjuːd)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) saintliness; holiness
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Noun1.sanctitude - the quality of being holysanctitude - 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
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Not to many, perhaps, is it known That his spirit is untamable, That he is happy, openly or stealthily To destroy his enemies; That not one offence has he ever forgiven Since the day he was born, That farsighted criminal schemes The haughty old man has contrived; That he does not know sanctitude, That he never has gratitude, That he does not love anything in life, That blood he is ready to shed like water, That he despises liberty, That there is no fatherland for him.
Clients have, in fact, been benefiting from the work of artist in a variety of ways since a time when both the aristocracy and the church began to commission art- ists to adorn giant walls in castles and cathedrals with portraits of themselves involved in grand scenes of bravery or sanctitude.
Yet against this backdrop, Capello has now declared the England team to be a home of moral sanctitude.