holiness, saintliness, or godliness.
sacred or hallowed character: the inviolable sanctity of the temple.
a sacred thing.
- non·sanc·ti·ty, noun, plural non·sanc·ti·ties.
- un·sanc·ti·ty, noun, plural un·sanc·ti·ties.
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How to use sanctity in a sentence
Manchin and Sinema, though, have already said they won’t violate the sanctity of the reconciliation process, suggesting they would not back such a move.Democrats’ remaining options for raising the minimum wage, explained | Emily Stewart | February 26, 2021 | Vox
I’m pretty sure he learned something about the sanctity of life.Gene Weingarten: I admit it. Like a lot of people, I had vaccine envy. | Gene Weingarten | February 18, 2021 | Washington Post
While many of these guides and porters are still not fans of the project, they’re less worried about job loss and more concerned about the sanctity of their treasured home mountain.
Each time, she had to reverify her identity and the sanctity of her surroundings, burning vital time.Cheating-detection companies made millions during the pandemic. Now students are fighting back. | Drew Harwell | November 12, 2020 | Washington Post
Over the past several decades, professional sports leagues have been noticeably quiet as their embattled teams defended the sanctity of Native mascots on the grounds that they are an athletic tradition.Hundreds Of Schools Are Still Using Native Americans As Team Mascots | Hope Allchin | October 12, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
It was only much later that I began to question his sanctity, and then to hate what he stood for.
As teenagers, we were taught about the sanctity of life with a graphic depiction of an aborted fetus.
Paeans to patrimony and to the sanctity of land are good at rallying the faithful not only for Jews, but also Arabs.Memo to Bibi Netanyahu: It’s Time to Build an Arsenal of Awe | Lloyd Green | December 2, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
De Blasio cited the sanctity of the vote and said he did not have to answer.
She kept resisting out of a sense of congressional sanctity that the representatives themselves were besmirching.
Ah, but you mustn't think that after four years of war one has quite the same ideas about the sanctity of human life.First Plays | A. A. Milne
They enjoyed the especial protection of the law, and were invested with a sort of religious sanctity.
These were buried, not in the Catacombs, but in the basilicas erected over them, which were considered to share their sanctity.
It has also been frequently adorned with paintings, a sure indication of its especial sanctity.
A subterranean cell of peculiar sanctity is said to have been the scene of her degradation and deliverance.
British Dictionary definitions for sanctity
the condition of being sanctified; holiness
anything regarded as sanctified or holy
the condition of being inviolable; sacredness: the sanctity of marriage
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Other Idioms and Phrases with sanctity
see odor of sanctity.
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