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sanctity

Pronunciation: /ˈsæŋktəti/

Translation of sanctity in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (inviolability) inviolabilidad (feminine) the sanctity of marriage la inviolabilidad or lo sagrado del vínculo matrimonial
    Example sentences
    • The sanctity of human life has been sidelined as an irrelevance in the Republic as blindly as in any paramilitary murder in the North.
    • The sanctity of human life is the closest thing our culture has to a basic value.
    • But they all share the Chancellor's belief in the sanctity of work and importance of rewarding those who toil.
    1.2 (holiness) santidad (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • He extolled the virtues of Aranda belief, and disdained the modern world that had replaced traditional sanctities.
    • ‘What is going on in Najaf and the rest of the Iraqi cities is a violation of sanctities, an aggression on holy sites and shedding of innocent blood that could lead to a vicious civil war,’ he said.
    • Among the very oldest sanctities are the human rites of compulsion.

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