sanctification

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /saŋktɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/

Noun[edit]

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.