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[sangk-ti-tood, -tyood]
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  1. holiness; saintliness; sanctity.
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Origin of sanctitude

1400–50; late Middle English sanctitud < Latin sānctitūdō, equivalent to sāncti-, combining form of sānctus (see Sanctus + -tūdō -tude
Related formsun·sanc·ti·tude, noun
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Related Words for sanctitude

cleanliness, piety, continence, holiness, chastity, innocence, sanctitude

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Historical Examples of sanctitude

  • What was it which enshrined in itself this quintessence of all sanctitude?

    The Expositor's Bible: The First Book of Kings

    F. W. Farrar

  • She had the promise from the saints that her line had a great destiny, and the form of it she took to be sanctitude.

British Dictionary definitions for sanctitude


  1. saintliness; holiness
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Word Origin and History for sanctitude


mid-15c., from Latin sanctitudinem (nominative sanctitudo) "sacredness," from sanctus "holy" (see saint (n.)).

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