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saintship

[ seynt-ship ]

noun

  1. the qualities or status of a saint.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of saintship1

First recorded in 1600–10; saint + -ship

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Example Sentences

He was a member of the Sadhu sect, a "candidate for Saintship," to use the expression of one of our party.

The four roads to Iddhi are the four bases of Saintship by which it is obtained.

He had resorted to "ignoble shifts to seem holy, and to get a saintship among the ignorant and wretched people."

Unhappily for him there is another arbiter of saintship, Who sees deeper than do you, Gervasio.

At a given moment, he dropped his saintship and appeared as a Christian and the owner of a part of the island of Lanai.

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