- to make holy; set apart as sacred; consecrate.
- to purify or free from sin: Sanctify your hearts.
- to impart religious sanction to; render legitimate or binding: to sanctify a vow.
- to entitle to reverence or respect.
- to make productive of or conducive to spiritual blessing.
Origin of sanctify
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Examples from the Web for sanctifier
God the Sanctifier is the name now inscribed upon the throne of God the Creator.Holy in Christ
If thou do, what is that but to believe in him as the sanctifier of God's elect?A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4)
In the purifying of every power from the taint of sin He is our Sanctifier.When the Holy Ghost is Come
S. L. Brengle
Let him specially note the vast, yea, the immeasurable difference between these two words "Sanctifier and sanctified."Elijah the Tishbite
C. (Charles) H. (Henry) Mackintosh
- to make holy
- to free from sin; purify
- to sanction (an action or practice) as religiously bindingto sanctify a marriage
- to declare or render (something) productive of or conductive to holiness, blessing, or grace
- obsolete to authorize to be revered
Word Origin and History for sanctifier
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.