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saint



Pronunciation: (sānt), [key]
n.
1. any of certain persons of exceptional holiness of life, formally recognized as such by the Christian Church, esp. by canonization.
2. a person of great holiness, virtue, or benevolence.
3. a founder, sponsor, or patron, as of a movement or organization.
4. (in certain religious groups) a designation applied by the members to themselves.

v.t.
1. to enroll formally among the saints recognized by the Church.
2. to give the name of saint to; reckon as a saint.

Saint.




For entries beginning with this word, see also St., Ste.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

sainfoinSaint Agnes's Eve
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