sanctity

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English sanctity, from Old French sanctete, from Latin sānctitās.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsæŋktɪti/
  • Hyphenation: sanc‧ti‧ty

Noun[edit]

sanctity (countable and uncountable, plural sanctities)

  1. (uncountable) Holiness of life or disposition; saintliness
  2. (uncountable) The condition of being considered sacred; inviolability
  3. (countable) Something considered sacred.

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