Try Our Apps


Gobble up these 8 terms for eating


[seynt-ship] /ˈseɪnt ʃɪp/
the qualities or status of a saint.
Origin of saintship
1600-10; saint + -ship Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for saintship
Historical Examples
  • He had resorted to "ignoble shifts to seem holy, and to get a saintship among the ignorant and wretched people."

    Books Condemned to be Burnt James Anson Farrer
  • How did saints feel themselves, I wonder, about their saintship?

    Hortus Inclusus John Ruskin
  • The saintship or headship of the community was hereditary, descending from father to son.

  • Ill use your own words and say that he cant,—that his saintship cant.

    The Shadow of Life Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • The four roads to Iddhi are the four bases of saintship by which it is obtained.

  • He did not relish a form of martyrdom that came with his saintship, either.

    In Pawn Ellis Parker Butler
  • At a given moment, he dropped his saintship and appeared as a Christian and the owner of a part of the island of Lanai.

  • saintship: The exclusive possession of those who have either worn out or never had the capacity to sin.

    The Roycroft Dictionary Elbert Hubbard
  • I had often heard, that with the papists, ignorance was the mother of devotion, but here it was the cause of saintship.

    Letters from Palestine J. D. Paxton
  • The chronicle of his life is by no means trustworthy, but that is essential neither to popularity nor saintship.

Word of the Day

Word Value for saintship

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for saintship