Related formsun·saint·ed, adjective
Definition for sainted (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Origin of saint
Related formssaint·less, adjectiveout·saint, verb (used with object)su·per·saint, noun
Examples from the Web for sainted
Bill Cosby, it seems, can only be seen in two registers: sainted family man of a much-loved sitcom, or fallen, tarnished villain.
And the sainted Ronald Reagan backed the assault weapons ban in 1994.Lone Star College Shooting Proves Handguns on Campus Is a Bad Idea|John Avlon|January 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Extensive genuflections to the sainted memory of Ronald Reagan has become standard in GOP debates—but not this time.
Why, they even compared her to the sainted Jacqueline Kennedy.
The devotion to the Immaculate Conception of the most sainted Virgin has greatly increased among all the people.
Not only her husband, but the relatives of the sainted Annabel, make her life a burden to her.Play-Making|William Archer
She smiled at him again, and her smile was as sweet and guileless as the smile on the face of his very own sainted grandmother.That Sweet Little Old Lady|Gordon Randall Garrett (AKA Mark Phillips)
The angel of death will doubtless carry me hence first; perhaps to-morrow I shall meet in the other life my sainted daughter Hena.The Brass Bell|Eugne Sue
The next morning, when he had said his prayers, he went to see the sainted Palemon, a holy hermit who lived some distance away.Thais|Anatole France
British Dictionary definitions for sainted (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for sainted (2 of 2)
Derived Formssaintdom, nounsaintless, adjectivesaintlike, adjective
Word Origin for saint
Culture definitions for sainted
In Christianity, a holy person, living or dead; a person who has been saved (see salvation) (see also salvation). Saint is the French word for “holy.” Many churches reserve the title of saint for persons who have died faithful to their Christian commitment. The Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church require certain procedures before people can be officially named saints; this procedure is called canonization.