sainthood


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saint·hood

 (sānt′ho͝od′)
n.
1. The status, character, or condition of being a saint.
2. Saints considered as a group.

sainthood

(ˈseɪnthʊd)
n
1. the state or character of being a saint
2. saints collectively

saint•hood

(ˈseɪnt hʊd)

n.
1. the character or status of a saint.
2. saints collectively.
[1540–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sainthood - saints collectivelysainthood - saints collectively      
group, grouping - any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
saint - a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
2.sainthood - the status and dignity of a saint
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
Translations

sainthood

[ˈseɪnthʊd] Nsantidad f

sainthood

nHeiligkeit f; martyrs who were elevated to sainthoodMärtyrer, die in die Gemeinschaft der Heiligen aufgenommen wurden

sainthood

[ˈseɪnthʊd] nsantità
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Romero's path to sainthood had stalled under two previous popes, reflecting concerns by some that he was overly political.
She instead entrusted her fate to God and sought the intercession of another Cebuano, who is a candidate for sainthood.
Carcar City, Cebu -- Almost three decades after his death, the remains of Cebuano Archbishop Teofilo Camomot, a candidate for sainthood, was exhumed Wednesday for their eventual transfer to a new tomb in Barangay Valladolid here.
They also prohibit the use of relics in sacrilegious rituals and warn that the church may have to obtain consent from surviving family members before unearthing the remains of candidates for sainthood.
The fact even that they're considering someone like him shows that sexual orientation is not an impediment to sainthood," DeBernardo said.
id=32114) beatification , the level immediately below sainthood, in the Catholic Church: those who give their lives for others.
Dovic and Helgason begin by developing a theory of cultural sainthood, then focus on case studies of two national poets from the European periphery.
Bioterra Herbs is a division of Sainthood Naturals Inc.
Vatican City : Catholics from around the world gathered in the Vatican on Sunday for a mass presided by Pope Francis to confer sainthood on John Paul II and John XXIII -- two influential popes who helped shape 20th century history.
Pope Benedict XVI put John Paul II, who became pontiff in 1978, on the fast-track for possible sainthood.
POPE Francis has cleared Pope John Paul II for sainthood, approving a miracle attributed to his intercession and setting up a remarkable dual canonisation along with another beloved pope, John XXIII.
Then-Pope Benedict XVI put John Paul, who became pope in 1978, on the fast-track for possible sainthood when he dispensed with the traditional five-year waiting period and allowed the beatification process to begin weeks after his death on April 2 2005.