sanctity
noun (plural -ties) Etymology: Middle English saunctite, from Anglo-French sainteté, from Latin sanctitat-, sanctitas, from sanctus sacred Date: 14th century 1. holiness of life and character ; godliness 2. a. the quality or state of being holy or sacred ; inviolability b. plural sacred objects, obligations, or rights

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