the qualities or status of a saint.

Origin of saintship

First recorded in 1600–10; saint + -ship Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for saintship

Historical Examples of saintship

  • How did saints feel themselves, I wonder, about their saintship?

    Hortus Inclusus

    John Ruskin

  • Ill use your own words and say that he cant,—that his saintship cant.

    The Shadow of Life

    Anne Douglas Sedgwick

  • He did not relish a form of martyrdom that came with his saintship, either.

    In Pawn

    Ellis Parker Butler

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

  • China sacrificed must be a great means of saintship to women.

    Household Papers and Stories

    Harriet Beecher Stowe