His holiness
Holiness Ho"li*ness, n. [AS. h[=a]lignes.] 1. The state or quality of being holy; perfect moral integrity or purity; freedom from sin; sanctity; innocence. [1913 Webster]

Who is like thee, glorious in holiness! --Ex. xv. 11. [1913 Webster]

2. The state of being hallowed, or consecrated to God or to his worship; sacredness. [1913 Webster]

Israel was holiness unto the Lord. --Jer.ii.3. [1913 Webster]

{His holiness}, a title of the pope; -- formerly given also to Greek bishops and Greek emperors.

Syn: Piety; devotion; godliness; sanctity; sacredness; righteousness. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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