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Meaning of SANCTITY

Pronunciation:  'sangktitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the quality of being holy
 

SANCTITY is a 8 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: holiness
 
 Antonyms: unholiness
 
 See Also: quality, sacredness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

         To sanctity she made no pretense, and, indeed,
         narrowly escaped the imputation of irreligion.
                                               --Macaulay.

2. Sacredness; solemnity; inviolability; religious binding
   force; as, the sanctity of an oath.

3. A saint or holy being. [R.]

         About him all the sanctities of heaven. --Milton.

Syn: Holiness; godliness; piety; devotion; goodness; purity;
     religiousness; sacredness; solemnity. See the Note under
     {Religion}.

 

 

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