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[seynt-ship] /ˈseɪnt ʃɪp/
the qualities or status of a saint.
Origin of saintship
First recorded in 1600-10; saint + -ship Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He had resorted to "ignoble shifts to seem holy, and to get a saintship among the ignorant and wretched people."

    Books Condemned to be Burnt James Anson Farrer
  • How did saints feel themselves, I wonder, about their saintship?

    Hortus Inclusus John Ruskin
  • The saintship or headship of the community was hereditary, descending from father to son.

  • Ill use your own words and say that he cant,—that his saintship cant.

    The Shadow of Life Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • The four roads to Iddhi are the four bases of saintship by which it is obtained.

  • He did not relish a form of martyrdom that came with his saintship, either.

    In Pawn Ellis Parker Butler
  • At a given moment, he dropped his saintship and appeared as a Christian and the owner of a part of the island of Lanai.

  • saintship: The exclusive possession of those who have either worn out or never had the capacity to sin.

    The Roycroft Dictionary Elbert Hubbard
  • I had often heard, that with the papists, ignorance was the mother of devotion, but here it was the cause of saintship.

    Letters from Palestine J. D. Paxton
  • The chronicle of his life is by no means trustworthy, but that is essential neither to popularity nor saintship.

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