It is a history—a justification—a sanctification of nearly every crime.
I think the greatest imposture of Christian times is the sanctification of labour.
Lochien told me that the sanctification ceremonies were over and that the crown prince was to arrive that morning.
God has made us His own in redemption, that He might make Himself our own in sanctification.
On the contrary, he was to promote the Kiddush Hashem "the sanctification of the Name."
His own and our sanctification bears the common stamp of the cross.
Did he intimate that sanctification is effected by a piece of wood, with a transverse beam, used as a gibbet?
For to-day He is made of God unto you sanctification: to-day He will indeed be your holiness.
In the older orders, the welfare of the individual was jealously guarded and his sanctification was sought.
The will of God is, in every part of it, and in all its Divine power, your sanctification.
1520s, from Church Latin sanctificationem, noun of action from past participle stem of sanctificare (see sanctify).
late 14c., seintefie "to consecrate," from Old French saintefier "sanctify" (12c., Modern French sanctifier), from Late Latin sanctificare "to make holy," from sanctus "holy" (see saint (n.)) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Form altered in English c.1400 to conform with Latin. Meaning "to render holy or legitimate by religious sanction" is from c.1400; transferred sense of "to render worthy of respect" is from c.1600. Related: Sanctified; sanctifying.