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Saint, n. Etym: [f., fr. L. santcus sacred, properly p.p. of sancire
To render sacred by a religious act, to appoint as sacred; akin to Sacer sacred. Cf. Sacred, sanctity, sanctum, sanctus.]

1. A person sanctified; a holy or godly person; one eminent for piety and virtue; any true Christian, as being redeemed and consecrated to God.
Them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints. 1 Corinthians 1:2

2. One of the blessed in Heaven.
Then shall thy saints, unmixed, and from the impure far separate,
Circling thy holy mount, unfeigned hallelujahs to thee sing. Milton.

3. (eccl.)

Defn: one canonized by the church. [abbrev. St.]

Saint, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sainted; p. pr. & vb. n. Sainting.]

Defn: to make a saint of; to enroll among the saints by an offical act, as of the Pope; to canonize; to give the title or reputation of a saint to (some one).
To saint it, to act as a saint, or with a show of piety.

Saint, v. i.

Defn: to act or live as a saint. [r.] Shak.

---excerpt from the Illustrated Bible Dictionary

Saint - One separated from the world and consecrated to God; one holy by profession and by covenant; a believer in Christ (Psalms 16:3; Romans 1:7; Romans 8:27; Philippians 1:1; Hebrews 6:10). The "saints" spoken of in Jude 1:14 are probably not the disciples of Christ, but the "innumerable company of angels" (Hebrews 12:22; Psalms 68:17), with reference to Deuteronomy 33:2. This word is also used of the holy dead (Matthew 27:52; Revelation 18:24). It was not used as a distinctive title of the apostles and evangelists and of a "spiritual nobility" till the fourth century. In that sense it is not a scriptural title.

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