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The formal word ‘sanctity’ describes something with holy characteristics. It is most commonly used in relation to sacred obligations, rights, and places, and emphasizes their importance and the respect that they should be shown. Almost always preceded by the determiner ‘the’.
Public protests are one of the cornerstones of democracy, but that does not extend to intimidating citizens in the sanctity of their own homes.
Gary strongly believes in the sanctity of human life. That’s why he has been such a vociferous protestor against the war.
I think Louise has been divorced 4 times now. She is clearly not a believer in the sanctity of marriage!