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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 of sainthood
1540-1550
1540-50; saint + -hood
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  • Neither was this allusion to sainthood quite to have been looked for, from his lips.

    Faith Gartney's Girlhood Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  • Cast a doubt on the sainthood of Mrs. Eddy, then you behold an angel in anger.

  • There is the consummate flower of sainthood; and therefore it it best there that we can study its meaning.

    Our Lady Saint Mary J. G. H. Barry
  • St. Anthony, after forty years of sainthood, succumbs—and is glad that he does.

    Lola Montez Edmund B. d'Auvergne
  • And burn away his peace— Which is the pearl Of sainthood thro all worlds!

    The Immortal Lure Cale Young Rice
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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