sanctification

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noun sanc·ti·fi·ca·tion \ˌsaŋ(k)-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən\

Definition of sanctification

  1. 1 :  an act of sanctifying

  2. 2a :  the state of being sanctifiedb :  the state of growing in divine grace as a result of Christian commitment after baptism or conversion

Examples of sanctification in a Sentence

  1. the sacred site required another sanctification after it had been defiled by the invaders

  2. the Christian belief that the suffering and death of Jesus was responsible for the sanctification of all humankind

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First Known Use of sanctification

14th century

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