1. [syn: holiness, sanctity, sanctitude]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. --Milton.
Syn: Holiness; godliness; piety; devotion; goodness; purity;
religiousness; sacredness; solemnity. See the Note under
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the quality of being holy [syn: holiness, sanctity,
sanctitude] [ant: unholiness]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
37 Moby Thesaurus words for "sanctity":
Christianity, Christlikeness, Christliness, angelicalness,
beauty of holiness, dedication, devotion, divinity, fear of God,
godlikeness, godliness, godly-mindedness, goodness, grace,
heavenliness, heavenly-mindedness, holiness, holy-mindedness,
odor of sanctity, otherworldliness, piety, pureness,
pureness of heart, purity, righteousness, sacredness, sainthood,
saintlikeness, saintliness, saintship, sanctitude, seraphicalness,
spiritual-mindedness, spirituality, unearthliness, unworldliness,