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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Saint

SAINT, noun [Latin sanctus.]

1. A person sanctified; a holy or godly person; one eminent for piety and virtue. It is particularly applied to the apostles and other holy persons mentioned in Scripture. A hypocrite may imitate a saint. Psalms 16:3.

2. One of the blessed in heaven. Revelation 11:18.

3. The holy angels are called saint. Deuteronomy 33:3. Jude 1:14.

4. One canonized by the church of Rome.

SAINT, verb transitive To number or enroll among saints by an official act of the pope; to canonize.

Over against the church stands a large hospital, erected by a shoemaker who has been beautified, though never sainted.

SAINT, verb intransitive To act with a show of piety.