verb (used with object), sanc·ti·fied, sanc·ti·fy·ing.
- sancho panza,
- sanction mark
Origin of sanctify
Examples from the Web for sanctification
I place first among them the fact which Paul stated thus, 'This is the will of God, even your sanctification'.Standards of Life and Service|T. H. Howard
Let me once more refer all students of holiness to Marshall on Sanctification, and specially his third and fourth chapters.Holy in Christ|Andrew Murray
Reformation and sanctification differ, says Dr. Hodge, as clean clothes differ from a clean heart.Bunyan Characters - Third Series|Alexander Whyte
In the work of sanctification, specially ascribed to the Holy Ghost, we perceive fresh wonders of God's love.The Excellence of the Rosary|M. J. Frings
The sanctification of the one is the redemption of the other.Studies of Christianity|James Martineau
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
Word Origin for sanctify
1520s, from Church Latin sanctificationem, noun of action from past participle stem of sanctificare (see sanctify).
late 14c., seintefie "to consecrate," from Old French saintefier "sanctify" (12c., Modern French sanctifier), from Late Latin sanctificare "to make holy," from sanctus "holy" (see saint (n.)) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Form altered in English c.1400 to conform with Latin. Meaning "to render holy or legitimate by religious sanction" is from c.1400; transferred sense of "to render worthy of respect" is from c.1600. Related: Sanctified; sanctifying.