Sanc·ti·ty n.; pl. Sanctities
1. The state or quality of being sacred or holy; holiness; saintliness; moral purity; godliness.
To sanctity she made no pretense, and, indeed, narrowly escaped the imputation of irreligion. --Macaulay.
2. Sacredness; solemnity; inviolability; religious binding force; as, the sanctity of an oath.
3. A saint or holy being. [R.]
About him all the sanctities of heaven. --Milton.
Syn: -- Holiness; godliness; piety; devotion; goodness; purity; religiousness; sacredness; solemnity. See the Note under Religion.
n : the quality of being holy [syn: holiness] [ant: unholiness]