- The state or quality of being holy; perfect moral integrity or purity; freedom from sin; sanctity; innocence."Who is like thee, glorious in holiness!" [Ex. xv. 11.]
- The state of being hallowed, or consecrated to God or to his worship; sacredness."Israel was holiness unto the Lord." [Jer.ii.3.]synonyms: Piety; devotion; godliness; sanctity; sacredness; righteousness.
Etymology: AS. hālignes