Basic Guidelines For English Spellings
1A sweet odour reputedly emitted by the bodies of saints at or near death.
- ‘As with the odour of sanctity, the stench of sin was believed to be particularly noticeable when the soul left the body at the time of death.’
- 1.1A state of holiness.‘His manual for organizers points out that mobilizing the religious community imparts the odor of sanctity to a left-wing social agenda.’
- ‘Made dogma in the Christian doctrine of the ‘odor of sanctity,’ that moral interpretation of corrupt and incorruptible flesh permeated secular culture as well.’
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