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holiness

[ hoh-lee-nis ]
/ ˈhoʊ li nɪs /
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noun

the quality or state of being holy; sanctity.
(initial capital letter) a title of the pope, formerly used also of other high ecclesiastics (usually preceded by His or Your).

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Origin of holiness

before 900; Middle English holynesse,Old English hālignes.See holy, -ness

OTHER WORDS FROM holiness

self-ho·li·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for holiness (1 of 2)

holiness
/ (ˈhəʊlɪnɪs) /

noun

the state or quality of being holy

British Dictionary definitions for holiness (2 of 2)

Holiness
/ (ˈhəʊlɪnɪs) /

noun

(preceded by his or your) a title once given to all bishops, but now reserved for the pope
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