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Sanctity


SANC'TITY, noun [Latin sanctitas.]

1. Holiness; state of being sacred or holy. God attributes no sanctity to place.

2. Goodness; purity; godliness; as the sanctity of love; sanctity of manners.

3. Sacredness; solemnity; as the sanctity of an oath.

4. A saint or holy being.

About him all the sanctities of heav'n - [Unusual.]