One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The state or quality of being holy, sacred, or saintly.
sanctity, divinity, godliness, saintliness, sacredness, faith, devotion, devoutness, divineness, blessedness, spirituality, religiousness, piety, piousness, righteousness, goodness, perfection, virtue, virtuousness, purity, sinlessnessView synonyms
- ‘But chief among them, held in quiet sanctitude, Teresa is Arms of the Christ she so loved.’
Late Middle English: from Latin sanctitudo, from sanctus ‘holy’.
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