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Sanc`ti*fi*ca"tion (?), n. [L. sanctificatio: cf. F. sanctification.]


The act of sanctifying or making holy; the being sanctified or made holy; esp. Theol., 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.


The act of consecrating, or of setting apart, for a sacred purpose; consecration.

Bp. Burnet.


© Webster 1913.

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