- Sanctity is the holiness or sacred state of something important.
An example of sanctity is the importance of marriage, or the “sanctity of marriage.”
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noun pl. sanc·ti·ties
- Holiness of life or disposition; saintliness.
- The quality or condition of being considered sacred; inviolability.
- Something considered sacred.
Origin: Middle English saunctite, from Old French sainctite, from Latin sānctitās, from sānctus, sacred; see sanctify.