American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Holiness of life or disposition; saintliness.
- n. The quality or condition of being considered sacred; inviolability.
- n. Something considered sacred.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Holiness; saintliness; godliness.
- n. Sacred or hallowed character; hence, sacredness; solemnity; inviolability.
- n. A saint or holy being; a holy object of any kind.
- n. Synonyms Piety, Saintliness, etc. (see religion), purity, goodness.
- n. Inviolability.
- n. uncountable Holiness of life or disposition; saintliness
- n. uncountable The condition of being considered sacred; inviolability
- n. countable Something considered sacred.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The state or quality of being sacred or holy; holiness; saintliness; moral purity; godliness.
- n. Sacredness; solemnity; inviolability; religious binding force.
- n. rare A saint or holy being.
- n. the quality of being holy
- Middle English saunctite, from Old French sainctite, from Latin sānctitās, from sānctus, sacred; see sanctify. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Even if this were true, sanctity, as defined by the Oxford English Dictionary, is "the state or quality of being holy, sacred, or saintly," meaning that the word sanctity in itself refers to religion.”
“They agree essentially on what they call the sanctity of life.”
“Copps on the other hand, felt that it was political dynamite to breach what she calls the sanctity of medicare.”
“In Michigan, the Catholic Church spent more $1 million to preserve what it calls the sanctity of marriage.”
“Disabled with cerebral palsy, her daughter inspired a special commitment to protect what she calls the sanctity of life.”
“‘The witness of Newman’, writes Fr Jonathan Robinson, ‘like that of his patron St Philip Neri, the Founder of the Oratory, was based on personal holiness, a holiness that was rooted in the conviction that sanctity is only possible through the imitation of Christ, and in the acceptance of the suffering this inevitably brings.’”
“The women's piety and sanctity is stressed by the authors of the lives as they present their audience with the often miraculous and always worthy events and visions of the houses 'members.”
“Since Religion also aims for such affective responses, Art's opposition to the boundaries of sanctity is complexified by a recognition of mutual aims.”
“Donato Dalrymple, one of the men who rescued Elián, takes on an expression of sanctity when crowds call out to himPescador!”
“But for the long-term sanctity of democracy, we have to put up with him until his second term ends.”
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