odor of sanctity

Definition of odor of sanctity

  1. 1 :  a fragrance held to proceed from the person, clothing, or domicile of a saint during life or after death died in the odor of sanctity and … was canonized — Charles Speroni

  2. 2a :  an appearance of or reputation for goodness and righteousness the odor of sanctity that seemed to cling about his every utterance — Kenneth Roberts b :  sanctimoniousness

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Origin and Etymology of odor of sanctity

translation of Medieval Latin odor sanctitatis

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