Definitions of sanctification

n a religious ceremony in which something is made holy

(Roman Catholic Church) an act of the Pope who declares that a deceased person lived a holy life and is worthy of public veneration; a first step toward canonization
canonisation, canonization
(Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Church) the act of admitting a deceased person into the canon of saints
(religion) sanctification of something by setting it apart (usually with religious rites) as dedicated to God
Type of:
religious ceremony, religious ritual
a ceremony having religious meaning

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