Definition of holiness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈhəʊlinəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhoʊlinəs//
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  1. 1[uncountable] the quality of being holy
  2. 2 His/Your Holiness [countable] a title of respect used when talking to or about the Pope and some other religious leaders His Holiness Pope Francis
  3. Word OriginOld English hālignes (see holy, -ness).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: holiness