Sanctity

  • 1 Sanctity — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Sanctity Información personal Origen Asheville, Carolina del Norte, EE.UU. Información artística Género(s) …

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  • 2 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. [1913 Webster] To sanctity she made no pretense, and, indeed,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Sanctity — • Explains the meaning of the term sanctity as employed in somewhat different senses in relation to God, to individual men, and to a corporate body Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 4 sanctity — ► NOUN (pl. sanctities) 1) holiness; saintliness. 2) ultimate importance and inviolability: the sanctity of human life. ORIGIN Old French sainctite, from Latin sanctus holy …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 Sanctity — Allgemeine I …

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  • 6 sanctity — index good faith, honesty Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 sanctity — late 14c., from O.Fr. sanctité, from L. sanctitatem (nom. sanctitas) holiness, sacredness, from sanctus holy (see SAINT (Cf. saint)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 sanctity — *holiness …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 sanctity — [n] holiness asceticism, blessedness, consecration, devotion, devoutness, divineness, divinity, faith, godliness, goodness, grace, hallowedness, inviolability, mercy, piety, purity, religiousness, reverence, righteousness, sacredness, saintliness …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 sanctity — [saŋk′tə tē] n. pl. sanctities [L sanctitas < sanctus (see SAINT) + itas, ITY] 1. saintliness or holiness 2. the fact of being sacred or inviolable 3. anything held sacred …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 sanctity — sanc|ti|ty [ˈsæŋktıti] n [U] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: saincteté, from Latin sanctitas, from sanctus; SAINT] 1.) the sanctity of life/marriage etc the quality that makes life, marriage etc so important that it must be respected and… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 sanctity — noun (U) 1 the sanctity of life/marriage etc the quality that makes life, marriage etc so important that it must be respected and preserved: the sanctity of the Constitution 2 formal the holy or religious character of a person or place: an aura… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 sanctity — [[t]sæ̱ŋktɪti[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft the N of n If you talk about the sanctity of something, you mean that it is very important and must be treated with respect. ...the sanctity of human life …

    English dictionary

  • 14 sanctity — noun 1) the sanctity of St. Francis Syn: holiness, godliness, blessedness, saintliness, spirituality, piety, piousness, devoutness, righteousness, goodness, virtue, purity; formal sanctitude 2) the sanctity of the family meal Syn …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15 sanctity — /sangk ti tee/, n., pl. sanctities. 1. holiness, saintliness, or godliness. 2. sacred or hallowed character: the inviolable sanctity of the temple. 3. a sacred thing. [1350 1400; < L sanctitas holiness, equiv. to sanct (see SANCTUS) + itas ITY; r …

    Universalium

  • 16 sanctity — Synonyms and related words: Christianity, Christlikeness, Christliness, angelicalness, beauty of holiness, dedication, devotion, divinity, fear of God, godlikeness, godliness, godly mindedness, goodness, grace, heavenliness, heavenly mindedness,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 sanctity — sanc|ti|ty [ sæŋktəti ] noun uncount 1. ) the special importance that some things have, especially traditional institutions: He believed in Christian values and the sanctity of marriage. 2. ) the quality of being holy or of having special… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 sanctity — [14] Latin sanctus ‘holy’ (source of English saint) originated as the past participle of sancīre ‘consecrate’, a verb derived from the same base that produced sacer ‘sacred’ (source of English sacred, sacrifice, etc). Amongst its derivatives to… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 19 sanctity — UK [ˈsæŋktətɪ] / US noun [uncountable] 1) the special importance that some things have, especially traditional institutions He believed in Christian values and the sanctity of marriage. 2) the quality of being holy or of having special religious… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 sanctity — /ˈsæŋktəti / (say sangktuhtee) noun (plural sanctities) 1. holiness, saintliness, or godliness. 2. sacred or hallowed character: inviolable sanctity of the temple. 3. a sacred thing. {Latin sanctitas; replacing Middle English saintite, from Old… …

    Australian English dictionary