Sanctity

[Sanc┬Ěti*ty]

Sanctity describes something that is holy, like the sanctity of religious objects to believers.

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The state or quality of being sacred or holy; holiness; saintliness; moral purity; godliness.

Noun
the quality of being holy


n.
The state or quality of being sacred or holy; holiness; saintliness; moral purity; godliness.

n.
Sacredness; solemnity; inviolability; religious binding force; as, the sanctity of an oath.

n.
A saint or holy being.


Sanctity

Sanc"ti*ty , n.; pl. Sanctities . [L. sanctitas, from sanctus holy. See Saint.] 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.
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.
Syn. -- Holiness; godliness; piety; devotion; goodness; purity; religiousness;sacredness; solemnity. See the Note under Religion.

The state or quality of being sacred or holy; holiness; saintliness; moral purity; godliness.

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Usage Examples

The ultimate end of all revolutionary social change is to establish the sanctity of human life, the dignity of man, the right of every human being to liberty and well-being.

And let me make this very clear - unlike President Obama, I will not raise taxes on the middle class. As president, I will protect the sanctity of life. I will honor the institution of marriage. And I will guarantee America's first liberty: the freedom of religion.

Remember the rights of the savage, as we call him. Remember that the happiness of his humble home, remember that the sanctity of life in the hill villages of Afghanistan, among the winter snows, is as inviolable in the eye of Almighty God, as can be your own.

I respect the fact that many denominations have different points of view with respect to gay marriage and they can hold that in the sanctity in the place of their religion and not bless them or solemnize them.

Our Nation must defend the sanctity of marriage.

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Other Usage Examples

I believe in the sanctity of marriage.

That is why I fought against abortion and that is why if I were still in the Senate I would be doing everything I could to defend the sanctity of marriage.

We are very puritan in America. We still hold true to these really antiquated values, this idea of the sanctity of marriage.

In the 21st century, I believe the mission of the United Nations will be defined by a new, more profound awareness of the sanctity and dignity of every human life, regardless of race or religion.

The territorial state is such an ancient form of society - here in Europe it dates back thousands of years - that it is now protected by the sanctity of age and the glory of tradition. A strong religious feeling mingles with the respect and the devotion to the fatherland.

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