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 cor. I. 2)
Origin: 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.