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Definition of "sainthood" [saint•hood]

  • The status, character, or condition of being a saint. (noun)
  • Saints considered as a group. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sainthood" in a sentence
  • "He added, "the elevation of Jade Goody to sainthood is an important step in bringing the Church in line with modern life"."
  • "It's all dubious Catholicism (at best), since sainthood is traditionally a slow and careful process that typically doesn't even begin for five years after someone dies and usually takes AT LEAST decades if not centuries before winding up."
  • "While that public sentiment appears to be firmly in place, any official elevation to sainthood is still years of church bureaucracy away."