Sanctity meaning

săngktĭ-tē
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Holiness of life or disposition; saintliness.
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The fact of being sacred or inviolable.
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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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The quality or condition of being considered sacred; inviolability.
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Something considered sacred.
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Anything held sacred.
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(uncountable) Holiness of life or disposition; saintliness.
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(uncountable) The condition of being considered sacred; inviolability.
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(countable) Something considered sacred.
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Saintliness or holiness.
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Origin of sanctity

  • Middle English saunctite from Old French sainctite from Latin sānctitās from sānctus sacred sanctify

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition