|Origin:||sanctifier, from Late Latin sanctificare, from Latin sanctus; SAINT|
Related topics: Religion
sanc‧ti‧fy past tense and past participle sanctified, present participle sanctifying, third person singular sanctifies [transitive]
to make something seem morally right or acceptable or to give something official approval:
The rule of the Czar was sanctified by the Russian Orthodox Church.
to make something holy
—sanctification noun [uncountable]