sainthood

[seynt-hoo d]
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noun

the character or status of a saint.
saints collectively.

Nearby words

  1. sainte foy,
  2. sainte-beuve,
  3. sainte-beuve, charles augustin,
  4. sainted,
  5. saintfoin,
  6. saintly,
  7. saintpaulia,
  8. saintsbury,
  9. saintsbury, george edward bateman,
  10. saintship

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

Origin of sainthood

First recorded in 1540–50; saint + -hood

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British Dictionary definitions for sainthood

sainthood

noun

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

sainthood

n.

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

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