Sainted Saint"ed, a. 1. Consecrated; sacred; holy; pious. ``A most sainted king.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Amongst the enthroned gods on sainted seats. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Entered into heaven; -- a euphemism for {dead}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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