noun, plural sanc·ti·ties.
Origin of sanctity
Examples from the Web for sanctity
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.
De Blasio cited the sanctity of the vote and said he did not have to answer.
Its sanctity may have been grievously insulted by the High Court today, but that sanctity remains untouched.Jewish Responses to the Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Rulings|Sigal Samuel|June 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“This is a man who is advocating the sanctity of life through and through,” Cameron said.Kirk Cameron’s Controversies, ‘Growing Pains’ to Values Voter Summit|Kevin Fallon|September 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In their faces are signs of sanctity which every man honours.
But we contended, that the sanctity of an act is to be deduced from the sanctity of the subjects for which it legislates.
Mark Twain knew how to estimate the sanctity of his own moral courage.The Ordeal of Mark Twain|Van Wyck Brooks
The sanctity, the dignity, and the humility of a Christian soul.The Thoughts of Blaise Pascal|Blaise Pascal
He died "full of days, eminent for sanctity, after having achieved many praiseworthy actions."Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Saint Albans|Thomas Perkins
British Dictionary definitions for sanctity
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for sanctity
Word Origin and History for sanctity
late 14c., from Old French sanctete (Modern French sainteté), from Latin sanctitatem (nominative sanctitas) "holiness, sacredness," from sanctus "holy" (see saint (n.)).
Idioms and Phrases with sanctity
see odor of sanctity.