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sanctification

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ecclesiastical Latin sanctificātionem, from sanctificāre (to sanctify).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /saŋktɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/

NounEdit

sanctification (plural sanctifications)

  1. (theology) The (usually gradual or uncompleted) process by which a Christian believer is made holy through the action of the Holy Spirit.
  2. The process of making holy; hallowing, consecration.
  3. (slang, obsolete) Blackmail.