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- n. The (usually gradual or uncompleted) process by which a Christian believer is made holy through the action of the Holy Spirit.
- n. The process of making holy; hallowing, consecration.
- n. Blackmail.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of sanctifying or making holy; the state of being sanctified or made holy
- n. The act of consecrating, or of setting apart for a sacred purpose; consecration.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of sanctifying or making holy; in theology, the act of God's grace by which the affections are purified and the soul is cleansed from sin and consecrated to God.
- n. The state of being sanctified, purified, or made holy; conformity of the heart and life to the will of God.
- n. Consecration.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a religious ceremony in which something is made holy
From ecclesiastical Latin sanctificātionem, from sanctificāre ("to sanctify"). (Wiktionary)