HyperDic: sanctification

English > 1 sense of the word sanctification:
NOUNactsanctificationa religious ceremony in which something is made holy
sanctification > pronunciation
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > sanctification: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningA religious ceremony in which something is made holy.
Narrowerbeatification(Roman Catholic Church) an act of the Pope who declares that a deceased person lived a holy life and is worthy of public veneration
canonization, canonisation(Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Church) the act of admitting a deceased person into the canon of saints
consecration(religion) sanctification of something by setting it apart (usually with religious rites) as dedicated to God
Broaderreligious ceremony, religious ritualA ceremony having religious meaning / meaning
Verbssanctifymake pure or free from sin or guilt
sanctifyrender holy by means of religious rites

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