Definition of Sanctity

1. Noun. The quality of being holy.

Exact synonyms: Holiness, Sanctitude
Generic synonyms: Quality
Specialized synonyms: Sacredness
Attributes: Holy, Unhallowed, Unholy
Derivative terms: Holy
Antonyms: Unholiness



Definition of Sanctity

1. n. The state or quality of being sacred or holy; holiness; saintliness; moral purity; godliness.

Definition of Sanctity

1. Noun. Holiness of life or disposition; saintliness ¹

2. Noun. The condition of being considered sacred; inviolability ¹

3. Noun. Something considered sacred. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sanctity

1. holiness [n -TIES] - See also: holiness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sanctity

sanctimonious
sanctimoniously
sanctimoniousness
sanctimony
sanction
sanctionable
sanctionary
sanctionative
sanctioned
sanctioning
sanctionless
sanctions
sanctities
sanctitude
sanctitudes
sanctity (current term)
sanctuaries
sanctuarize
sanctuarized
sanctuarizes
sanctuarizing
sanctuary
sanctuarylike
sanctum
sanctum sanctorum
sanctum santorum
sanctums
sanctus
sanctus bell
sand

Literary usage of Sanctity

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"sanctity, says the Angelic Doctor, is the term used for all that is dedicated to the Divine ... Thus holiness or sanctity is the outcome of sanctification, ..."

2. The History of Christianity by Henry Hart Milman (1840)
"The rescript commanding the celebration of the Christian Sabbath, bears no allusion to its peculiar sanctity as a Christian institution. ..."

3. The History of Christianity: From the Birth of Christ to the Abolition of by Henry Hart Milman (1840)
"The rescript commanding the celebration of the Christian Sabbath, bears no allusion to its peculiar sanctity as a Christian institution. ..."

4. An exposition of the Creed by John Pearson (1857)
"... sanctity, which belongeth to that Spirit, may be expressed in the explication of hie nature ; whatsoever belongeth to the derivation of that sanctity ..."

5. The Port Folio by Joseph Dennie, Asbury Dickins (1820)
"sanctity is the habit of interior coercion, which a constant sense of duty to ... sanctity is to piety what devotion is to religion—the state of mind which ..."

6. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"sanctity, says the Angelic Doctor, is the term used for all that is dedicated to the Divine ... Thus holiness or sanctity is the outcome of sanctification, ..."

7. The History of Christianity by Henry Hart Milman (1840)
"The rescript commanding the celebration of the Christian Sabbath, bears no allusion to its peculiar sanctity as a Christian institution. ..."

8. The History of Christianity: From the Birth of Christ to the Abolition of by Henry Hart Milman (1840)
"The rescript commanding the celebration of the Christian Sabbath, bears no allusion to its peculiar sanctity as a Christian institution. ..."

9. An exposition of the Creed by John Pearson (1857)
"... sanctity, which belongeth to that Spirit, may be expressed in the explication of hie nature ; whatsoever belongeth to the derivation of that sanctity ..."

10. The Port Folio by Joseph Dennie, Asbury Dickins (1820)
"sanctity is the habit of interior coercion, which a constant sense of duty to ... sanctity is to piety what devotion is to religion—the state of mind which ..."

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