[seynt-hoo d]


the character or status of a saint.
saints collectively.

Also saint·dom [seynt-duh m] /ˈseɪnt dəm/.

Origin of sainthood

First recorded in 1540–50; saint + -hood Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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the state or character of being a saint
saints collectively
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Word Origin and History for sainthood

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

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