sainthood

[ seynt-hoo d ]
/ ˈseɪnt hʊd /
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noun

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
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British Dictionary definitions for sainthood

sainthood

/ (ˈseɪnthʊd) /

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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