Meaning of sanctity

sanctity




Sanctity describes something that is holy, like the sanctity of religious objects to believers.

Sanctity goes back to the Latin root sanctus, meaning “holy” or “sacred.” A synonym for sanctity is godliness and most religions describe God as completely holy. Sanctity also can describe sacred obligation or rights — you may have heard of the sanctity of marriage, meaning the value and respect society shows to married people.

Definitions of sanctity
  1. noun

    the quality of being holy

    synonyms:

    holiness, sanctitude

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    Antonyms:

    unholiness

    the quality of being unholy
    types:

    sacredness

    the quality of being sacred
    holy of holies

    (figurative) something regarded as sacred or inviolable
    type of:

    quality

    an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

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