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sanctityn. [L. sanctitas, from sanctus holy. See Saint.].
  •  The state or quality of being sacred or holy; holiness; saintliness; moral purity; godliness.  [1913 Webster]
    "To sanctity she made no pretense, and, indeed, narrowly escaped the imputation of irreligion."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Sacredness; solemnity; inviolability; religious binding force; as, the sanctity of an oath.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A saint or holy being.  [1913 Webster]
    "About him all the sanctities of heaven."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Holiness; godliness; piety; devotion; goodness; purity; religiousness; sacredness; solemnity. See the Note under Religion.


sanctity, n. (pl. -ies)
1 holiness of life; saintliness.
2 sacredness; the state of being hallowed.
3 inviolability.
4 (in pl.) sacred obligations, feelings, etc.

ME f. OF sain(c)tit{eacute} or L sanctitas (as SAINT)



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N piety, religion, theism, faith, religiousness, holiness, saintship, religionism, sanctimony, reverence, humility, veneration, devotion, prostration, grace, unction, edification, sanctity, sanctitude, consecration, spiritual existence, odor of sanctity, beauty of holiness, theopathy, beatification, adoption, regeneration, conversion, justification, sanctification, salvation, inspiration, bread of life, Body and Blood of Christ, believer, convert, theist, Christian, devotee, pietist, the good, the righteous, the just, the believing, the elect, Saint, Madonna, Notre Dame, Our Lady, the children of God, the children of the Kingdom, the children of the light, pious, religious, devout, devoted, reverent, godly, heavenly- minded, humble, pure, holy, spiritual, pietistic, saintly, saint-like, seraphic, sacred, solemn, believing, faithful, Christian, Catholic, elected, adopted, justified, sanctified, regenerated, inspired, consecrated, converted, unearthly, not of the earth, ne vile fano, pure-eyed Faith, thou hovering angel girt with golden wings.

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