Definition for sanctified (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), sanc·ti·fied, sanc·ti·fy·ing.
Origin of sanctify
Examples from the Web for sanctified
For decades, maybe centuries (the details are murky), some people in Mexico had been venerating a kind of sanctified death figure.America’s Fastest Growing Death Holiday Is From Mexico|Michael Schulson|November 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Youth, beauty, apparent vigour and even the most arguable personal virtues may be sanctified by a sudden and violent death.Three Great Men Died That Day: JFK, C.S. Lewis, and Aldous Huxley|John Garth|November 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But it has never been sanctified, no more than any other human pursuit, from sports to politics.Major League Baseball’s Planned Suspensions Are Already a Bust|David Roth|June 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Lying to get a date, as Smith and Kozinski correctly suggest, is a sanctified practice in human courtship.In Case of Lies and Free Speech, Supreme Court Skirts Law of Online Dating|Dan Slater|June 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The church has blest and sanctified the family relation as the fundamental element in the structure of human society.
We hear from a thousand tongues the gospel of Christianized commerce, of sanctified success, of making business a religion.Judges and Ruth|Robert A. Watson
But the glory of all, and that which sanctified all, was seated in a low arm-chair near the door.Home Life of Great Authors|Hattie Tyng Griswold
And there were occasions too which had been sanctified by political passion.The Judge|Rebecca West
Any events supposed to indicate the activity of spirits, such as birth and death, are likely to be sanctified by taboos.Ethics|John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
British Dictionary definitions for sanctified (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for sanctified (2 of 2)
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
Word Origin for sanctify
Word Origin and History for sanctified
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.