Definition for Saint (-s, -s')

saint (-s, -s'), n. [OFr < L. sanctus, enact, ratify, devote, consecrate.]

  1. Angel; holy one; blessed spirit; heavenly messenger; divine being; inhabitant of paradise.
  2. Redeemed person; saved one; blessed individual; sanctified human being; mortal rescued from physical and spiritual death by the atonement of Christ.
  3. Christian; godly person; member of a church; one who is committed to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
  4. Early Christian; member of the original church of Christ; apostle, prophet, martyr, or bishop mentioned in scripture.
  5. Deceased person; departed loved ones; those who have passed the tests of mortality.

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