• WordNet 3.6
    • n sanctification a religious ceremony in which something is made holy
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sanctification The act of consecrating, or of setting apart for a sacred purpose; consecration.
    • Sanctification (Theol) The act of sanctifying or making holy; the state of being sanctified or made holy; "God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sanctification The act of sanctifying or making holy; in theology, the act of God's grace by which the affections are purified and the soul is cleansed from sin and consecrated to God. In Protestant theology, regeneration, or the awakening of spiritual life in the heart, is regarded as an instantaneous act; while sanctification, or the perfecting of that life, is generally regarded as a gradual and progressive work, never completed in this life. The doctrine of perfect sanctification, sometimes also called the doctrine of holiness, held by a comparatively small number, is the doctrine that men may be and sometimes are perfected in holiness in the present life, and wholly, unreservedly, and undeviatingly consecrated to do the divine will, so that they are freed from all sin, though not from all mistakes or errors in judgment.
    • n sanctification The state of being sanctified, purified, or made holy; conformity of the heart and life to the will of God.
    • n sanctification Consecration.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sanctification act of sanctifying: state of being sanctified: that work or process of God's free grace whereby the new principle of spiritual life implanted in regeneration is developed until the whole man is renewed in the image of God: consecration
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. sanctificatio,: cf. F. sanctification,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. sanctificāre, -ātumsanctus, sacred, facĕre, to make.


In literature:

Conversion, perfection, sanctification become the pre-eminent religious acts.
"Life of St. Francis of Assisi" by Paul Sabatier
The one condition imposed upon them was that of chastity, as tending to a state of sanctification.
"The Customs of Old England" by F. J. Snell
He proved Him to be 'Sanctification;' I saw my corruption.
"The Dairyman's Daughter" by Legh Richmond
He proved him to be 'Sanctification;' I saw my corruption.
"The Annals of the Poor" by Legh Richmond
There came a moment, of course, when her sense of sanctification broke like a bubble.
"Jane Journeys On" by Ruth Comfort Mitchell
No work of sanctification has ever been wrought in any soul without suffering.
"The Life of the Waiting Soul in the Intermediate State" by R. E. Sanderson
The principal cause of the sanctification of springs must, of course, be explained by the first of Christian ordinances.
"The Book-Hunter" by John Hill Burton
In that burning whiteness I discern the possibility of my own sanctification.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
But it means also, love, perfection, sanctification.
"Gold Dust" by E. L. E. B.
But with the priesthood of Christ is true spiritual remission, sanctification and absolution.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. II" by Martin Luther

In poetry:

The Believer's Principles, Concerning
I. Creation and Redemption. II. Law and Gospel. III. Justification and Sanctification.
IV. Faith and Sense.
V. Heaven and Earth.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. I." by Ralph Erskine

In news:

The way many of us think about sanctification is, well, not very sanctified.
According to the Catholic Church, "Sacraments are outward signs of inward grace, instituted by Christ for our sanctification" (Catechismus concil.
We'll be praying and fasting for all churches with non stop worship, so we encourage you to come and seek Gods sanctification .
Yet kiddushin, the word for the sanctification of marriage, comes from the same root.
Becoming an authentic Christian is a lifelong process called sanctification--a process in which a believer cooperates with the indwelling Holy Spirit to become more like Jesus.
Indulgences deal with the manner in which Christians help each other attain sanctification.
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