odor of sanctity
Definition of odor of sanctity
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
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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