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English definition of “sanctity”


noun     /ˈsæŋk.tɪ.ti/ US  /-tə.t̬i/
the sanctity of human life, marriage, etc. the quality of being very important and deserving respectHoliness [U] the quality of being holy: the sanctity of a cemetery/tombHoliness
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