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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sanctification(noun)

    a religious ceremony in which something is made holy


  1. sanctification(Noun)

    The (usually gradual or uncompleted) process by which a Christian believer is made holy through the action of the Holy Spirit.

  2. sanctification(Noun)

    The process of making holy; hallowing, consecration.

  3. sanctification(Noun)


  4. Origin: From ecclesiastical sanctificationem, from sanctificare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sanctification(noun)

    the act of sanctifying or making holy; the state of being sanctified or made holy;

  2. Sanctification(noun)

    the act of God's grace by which the affections of men are purified, or alienated from sin and the world, and exalted to a supreme love to God; also, the state of being thus purified or sanctified

  3. Sanctification(noun)

    the act of consecrating, or of setting apart for a sacred purpose; consecration

  4. Origin: [L. sanctificatio: cf. F. sanctification.]


  1. Sanctification

    Sanctification is the act or process of acquiring sanctity, of being made or becoming holy. "Sanctity" is an ancient concept widespread among religions, a property of a thing or person sacred or set apart within the religion, from temple vessels to days of the week, to a human believer who achieves this state. To sanctify is literally "to set apart for special use or purpose", figuratively "to make holy or sacred", and etymologically from the Latin verb sanctificare which in turn is from sanctus "holy" and facere "to make".

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sanctification in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sanctification in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of sanctification in a Sentence

  1. Octavius Winslow (1808-1878):

    Sanctification is conformity to the image and the example of Christ. The more the believer is growing like Jesus, the more he is growing in holiness.

  2. Martin Luther:

    There is no justification without sanctification, no forgiveness without renewal of life, no real faith from which the fruits of new obedience do not grow.

Images & Illustrations of sanctification

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