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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The state or quality of being holy; sanctity.
  • noun Used with His or Your as a title and form of address for the head of certain religions, such as the pope or Dalai Lama.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or character of being holy or sinless; purity of moral character; perfect freedom from all evil; sanctity.
  • noun The state of anything hallowed, or consecrated to God or to his worship; sacredness.
  • noun Synonyms 1. Saintliness, Godliness, etc. See religion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state or quality of being holy; perfect moral integrity or purity; freedom from sin; sanctity; innocence.
  • noun The state of being hallowed, or consecrated to God or to his worship; sacredness.
  • noun a title of the pope; -- formerly given also to Greek bishops and Greek emperors.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state or condition of being holy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the quality of being holy

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