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1saint

noun \ˈsānt, before a name (ˌ)sānt or sənt\

: a person who is officially recognized by the Christian church as being very holy because of the way he or she lived

: a person who is very good, kind, or patient

Full Definition of SAINT

1
:  one officially recognized especially through canonization as preeminent for holiness
2
a :  one of the spirits of the departed in heaven
b :  angel 1a
3
a :  one of God's chosen and usually Christian people
b capitalized :  a member of any of various Christian bodies; specifically :  latter-day saint
4
:  one eminent for piety or virtue
5
:  an illustrious predecessor
saint·dom \ˈsānt-dəm\ noun
saint·like \ˈsānt-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of SAINT

  1. He was declared a saint in the fifth century.
  2. The salesperson was a saint for putting up with them.

Origin of SAINT

Middle English, from Anglo-French seint, saint, from Late Latin sanctus, from Latin, sacred, from past participle of sancire to make sacred — more at sacred
First Known Use: 13th century

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary

Rhymes with SAINT

2saint

transitive verb \ˈsānt\

Definition of SAINT

:  to recognize or designate as a saint; specifically :  canonize

First Known Use of SAINT

13th century

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary

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