Difference between Holiness and Sanctity

What is the difference between Holiness and Sanctity?

Holiness as a noun is the state or condition of being holy. while Sanctity as a noun is holiness of life or disposition; saintliness


Part of speech: noun

Definition: The state or condition of being holy.

Example sentence: To desire and expect nothing for oneself and to have profound sympathy for others is genuine holiness.


Part of speech: noun

Definition: Holiness of life or disposition; saintlinessThe condition of being considered sacred; inviolabilitySomething considered sacred.

Example sentence: Our Prime Minister, Gordon Brown has given the Government's support to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill. It is difficult to imagine a single piece of legislation which, more comprehensively, attacks the sanctity and dignity of human life than this particular Bill.

We hope you now know whether to use Holiness or Sanctity in your sentence.

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