sanity

[ san-i-tee ]
/ ˈsæn ɪ ti /

noun

the state of being sane; soundness of mind.
soundness of judgment.

Origin of sanity

1400–50; late Middle English sanite < Latin sānitās. See sane, -ity
Related formsnon·san·i·ty, nounsu·per·san·i·ty, nounun·san·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sanity

sanity

/ (ˈsænɪtɪ) /

noun

the state of being sane
good sense or soundness of judgment

Word Origin for sanity

C15: from Latin sānitās health, from sānus healthy
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Word Origin and History for sanity

sanity


n.

early 15c., "healthy condition," from Middle French sanité "health," from Latin sanitatem (nominative sanitas) "health, sanity," from sanus "healthy; sane" (see sane). Meaning "soundness of mind" first attested c.1600.

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Medicine definitions for sanity

sanity

[ sănĭ-tē ]

n.

The quality or condition of being sane; soundness of mind.
Soundness of judgment or reason.
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