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English definition of “saint”

saint

noun     /seɪnt/ /sənt/
C1 [C] (written abbreviation St) (the title given to) a person who has received an official honour from the Christian, especially the Roman Catholic, Church for having lived in a good and holy way. The names of saints are sometimes used to name places and buildings: Saint Peter St Andrew's school Saint Paul's CathedralReligious titles [C usually singular] a very good, kind person: She must be a real saint to stay with him all these years. He has the patience of a saint with those kids.People having good qualities sainthood     /ˈseɪnt.hʊd/ noun [U] Holiness saintliness     /ˈseɪnt.li.nəs/ noun [U] Holiness saintly     /ˈseɪnt.li/ adjective Her saintly manner concealed a devious mind.Virtue and moral good
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