|Origin:||Late Latin sanctus, from Latin, 'holy', from the past participle of sancire 'to confirm, make holy'|
Related topics: Christianity
1RRC written abbreviation St or St.
someone who is given the title 'saint' by the Christian church after they have died, because they have been very good or holy:
the saints in heaven
someone who is extremely good, kind, or patient:
His wife must have been a saint to put up with him for all those years.
a very large amount of patience:
You need the patience of a saint for this job.