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sanctitude

[sangk-ti-tood, -tyood] /ˈsæŋk tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud/
noun
1.
holiness; saintliness; sanctity.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English sanctitud < Latin sānctitūdō, equivalent to sāncti-, combining form of sānctus (see Sanctus + -tūdō -tude
Related forms
unsanctitude, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sanctitude

sanctitude

/ˈsæŋktɪˌtjuːd/
noun
1.
saintliness; holiness
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Word Origin and History for sanctitude
n.

mid-15c., from Latin sanctitudinem (nominative sanctitudo) "sacredness," from sanctus "holy" (see saint (n.)).

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