Definition for SAINT

SAINT, n. [Fr. from L. sanctus; It. and Sp. santo.]

  1. A person sanctified; a holy or godly person; one eminent for piety and virtue. It is particularly applied to the apostles and other holy persons mentioned in Scripture. A hypocrite may imitate a saint. – Ps. xvi. Addison.
  2. One of the blessed in heaven. – Rev. xviii.
  3. The holy angels are called saints. – Deut. xxxiii. Jude xiv.
  4. One canonized by the Church of Rome. – Encyc.

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