Sanctity

Sanc"ti*ty

(?), n.;
pl. Sanctities (#).
[L. sanctitas, from sanctus holy. See Saint.] 1. The state or quality of being sacred or holy; holiness; saintliness; moral purity; godliness.
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To sanctity she made no pretense, and, indeed, narrowly escaped the imputation of irreligion.
Macaulay.
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2. Sacredness; solemnity; inviolability; religious binding force; as, the sanctity of an oath.
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3. A saint or holy being. [R.]
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About him all the sanctities of heaven.
Milton.
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Syn. -- Holiness; godliness; piety; devotion; goodness; purity; religiousness; sacredness; solemnity. See the Note under Religion.
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