sanctitude

[sangk-ti-tood, -tyood]

noun

holiness; saintliness; sanctity.

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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sanctitude

noun

saintliness; holiness
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Word Origin and History for sanctitude
n.

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

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