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Definition of "sanctity" []

  • Holiness of life or disposition; saintliness. (noun)
  • The quality or condition of being considered sacred; inviolability. (noun)
  • Something considered sacred. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sanctity" in a sentence
  • "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."