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Definition of sanctity noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1sanctity (of something) the state of being very important and worth protecting the sanctity of marriage I believe in the sanctity of human life.
  2. 2(formal) the state of being holy a life of sanctity, like that of St. Francis the sanctity of the Church Abydos was a place of sanctity for the ancient Egyptians.
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