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 for holiness
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Holiness \Ho"li*ness\, n. [AS. h[=a]lignes.]
     1. The state or quality of being holy; perfect moral
        integrity or purity; freedom from sin; sanctity;
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              Who is like thee, glorious in holiness! --Ex. xv.
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     2. The state of being hallowed, or consecrated to God or to
        his worship; sacredness.
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              Israel was holiness unto the Lord.    --Jer.ii.3.
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     His holiness, a title of the pope; -- formerly given also
        to Greek bishops and Greek emperors.
     Syn: Piety; devotion; godliness; sanctity; sacredness;
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the quality of being holy [syn: holiness, sanctity,
           sanctitude] [ant: unholiness]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  74 Moby Thesaurus words for "holiness":
     Christianity, Christlikeness, Christliness, angelicalness,
     awesomeness, awfulness, beauty of holiness, blessedness,
     consecration, devotion, devoutness, divineness, divinity, eternity,
     fear of God, glory, godlikeness, godliness, godly-mindedness,
     goodness, hallowedness, heavenliness, heavenly-mindedness,
     holy-mindedness, immutability, ineffability, inenarrability,
     inexpressibility, infinite goodness, infinite justice,
     infinite love, infinite mercy, infinite power, infinite wisdom,
     infinity, inviolability, inviolableness, light, majesty,
     numinousness, odor of sanctity, omnipotence, omnipotency,
     omnipresence, omniscience, omnisciency, otherworldliness, piety,
     piousness, pureness, pureness of heart, purity, righteousness,
     sacredness, sacrosanctity, sacrosanctness, sainthood,
     saintlikeness, saintliness, saintship, sanctitude, sanctity,
     seraphicalness, sovereignty, spiritual-mindedness, spirituality,
     ubiquity, unearthliness, unity, unspeakability, unutterability,
     unworldliness, venerability, venerableness

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     in the highest sense belongs to God (Isa. 6:3; Rev. 15:4), and
     to Christians as consecrated to God's service, and in so far as
     they are conformed in all things to the will of God (Rom. 6:19,
     22; Eph. 1:4; Titus 1:8; 1 Pet. 1:15). Personal holiness is a
     work of gradual development. It is carried on under many
     hindrances, hence the frequent admonitions to watchfulness,
     prayer, and perseverance (1 Cor. 1:30; 2 Cor. 7:1; Eph. 4:23,
     24). (See SANCTIFICATION.)

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