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
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n the quality of being holy

Synonyms:
holiness, sanctitude
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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