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[seynt-hoo d] /ˈseɪnt hʊd/
the character or status of a saint.
saints collectively.
Also, saintdom
[seynt-duh m] /ˈseɪnt dəm/ (Show IPA)
Origin of sainthood
First recorded in 1540-50; saint + -hood Unabridged
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  • Neither was this allusion to sainthood quite to have been looked for, from his lips.

    Faith Gartney's Girlhood Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  • Cast a doubt on the sainthood of Mrs. Eddy, then you behold an angel in anger.

  • There is the consummate flower of sainthood; and therefore it it best there that we can study its meaning.

    Our Lady Saint Mary J. G. H. Barry
  • St. Anthony, after forty years of sainthood, succumbs—and is glad that he does.

    Lola Montez Edmund B. d'Auvergne
  • And burn away his peace— Which is the pearl Of sainthood thro all worlds!

    The Immortal Lure Cale Young Rice
British Dictionary definitions for sainthood


the state or character of being a saint
saints collectively
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for sainthood

1540s, from saint (n.) + -hood.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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