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sainthood

[seynt-hoo d] /ˈseɪnt hʊd/
noun
1.
the character or status of a saint.
2.
saints collectively.
Also, saintdom
[seynt-duh m] /ˈseɪnt dəm/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; saint + -hood
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Examples for sainthood
  • One such miracle qualifies that individual for beatification, another for sainthood.
  • One who overcome this trend is likely to attain sainthood.
  • On the road to sainthood, it pays to have connections.
  • Discusses the concept of sainthood and the canonization process.
  • Early church leaders accorded sainthood to martyrs and others deemed to have led particularly holy lives.
  • His cause for beatification, the penultimate step before sainthood, is still on course.
  • Beatification is the last major step before possible sainthood.
British Dictionary definitions for sainthood

sainthood

/ˈseɪnthʊd/
noun
1.
the state or character of being a saint
2.
saints collectively
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Word Origin and History for sainthood
n.

1540s, from saint (n.) + -hood.

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