Definition of Sanctification

1. Noun. A religious ceremony in which something is made holy.

Generic synonyms: Religious Ceremony, Religious Ritual
Specialized synonyms: Beatification, Canonisation, Canonization, Consecration
Derivative terms: Sanctify, Sanctify



Definition of Sanctification

1. n. The act of sanctifying or making holy; the state of being sanctified or made holy;

Definition of Sanctification

1. Noun. (theology) The (usually gradual or uncompleted) process by which a Christian believer is made holy through the action of the Holy Spirit. ¹

2. Noun. The process of making holy; hallowing, consecration. ¹

3. Noun. (slang obsolete) Blackmail. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sanctification

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Medical Definition of Sanctification

1. 1. The act of sanctifying or making holy; the being sanctified or made holy; especially. The act of God's grace by which the affections of men are purified, or alienated from sin and the world, and exalted to, a supreme love to God; also, the state of being thus purified or sanctified. "God hath from the baginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth." (2 Thess. Ii. 13) 2. The act of consecrating, or of setting apart, for a sacred purpose; consecration. Origin: L. Sanctificatio: cf. F. Sanctification. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sanctification

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sanctification (current term)
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Literary usage of Sanctification

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"Consequently the rationalists laid stress upon sanctification in the sense ... Accordingly, the subjective faith of man effects sanctification and lies at ..."

2. Systematic Theology: A Compendium and Commonplace-book Designed for the Use by Augustus Hopkins Strong (1909)
"Justification gives the first—safety ; sanctification gives the second—soundness." Bradford, Heredity and Christian Problems, 220—"To be conscious that one ..."

3. Life and Religious Opinions and Experience of Madame de La Mothe Guyon by Thomas Cogswell Upham (1847)
"Remarks on sanctification as compared with justification. ... Of the depth of the experience which is implied in true sanctification. ..."

4. Life and Religious Opinions and Experience of Madame de La Mothe Guyon by Thomas Cogswell Upham (1849)
"Remarks on sanctification as compared with justification. ... Of the depth of the experience which is implied in true sanctification. ..."

5. The Works of Thomas Shepard: First Pastor of the First Church, Cambridge by Thomas Shepard (1853)
"16 ;) so that it seems that there is no grace in themselves, but it is first in him, and consequently that their sanctification is perfected in him ; but we ..."

6. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck, Samuel Macauley Jackson (1911)
"Consequently the rationaliste laid stress upon sanctification in the sense ... Accordingly, the subjective faith of man effects sanctification and lies at ..."

7. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"Consequently the rationalists laid stress upon sanctification in the sense ... Accordingly, the subjective faith of man effects sanctification and lies at ..."

8. Systematic Theology: A Compendium and Commonplace-book Designed for the Use by Augustus Hopkins Strong (1909)
"Justification gives the first—safety ; sanctification gives the second—soundness." Bradford, Heredity and Christian Problems, 220—"To be conscious that one ..."

9. Life and Religious Opinions and Experience of Madame de La Mothe Guyon by Thomas Cogswell Upham (1847)
"Remarks on sanctification as compared with justification. ... Of the depth of the experience which is implied in true sanctification. ..."

10. Life and Religious Opinions and Experience of Madame de La Mothe Guyon by Thomas Cogswell Upham (1849)
"Remarks on sanctification as compared with justification. ... Of the depth of the experience which is implied in true sanctification. ..."

11. The Works of Thomas Shepard: First Pastor of the First Church, Cambridge by Thomas Shepard (1853)
"16 ;) so that it seems that there is no grace in themselves, but it is first in him, and consequently that their sanctification is perfected in him ; but we ..."

12. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck, Samuel Macauley Jackson (1911)
"Consequently the rationaliste laid stress upon sanctification in the sense ... Accordingly, the subjective faith of man effects sanctification and lies at ..."

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