- the quality or state of being holy
- [H-] a title of the pope (with His or Your)
Origin of holinessMiddle English holinesse from Old English halignesse
- The state or quality of being holy; sanctity.
- Holiness Used with His or Your as a title and form of address for the head of certain religions, such as the pope or Dalai Lama.
- The state or condition of being holy.