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holiness n : the quality of being holy [syn: sanctity] [ant: unholiness]

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  1. The state or condition of being holy.



state or condition of being holy

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Holiness is a synonym for sanctity, the state of being holy or sacred.
"Holiness" may also refer to:
  • The Holiness movement, a specific tradition within evangelical Christianity. Several related Protestant denominations and movements include the word "Holiness" in their names.
  • His Holiness or Your Holiness, official styles of address in reference to the leaders of several specific religious groups.
  • The Holiness Code, found in the Bible at Leviticus 17-26.
"Holy" may also refer to:

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