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  • v  treat as a sacred person
  • v  declare (a dead person) to be a saint
  • s  accorded sacrosanct or authoritative standing

  • Pope Benedict XVI in
    On Saturday it will be the turn of Saint Rose of Lima, "the first saint from the Latin American continent to be canonised and its patron saint," said the Pope who was interrupted by a noisy round of applause.
  • Dennis Canavan in
    In another dig, [Canavan] said: "I could never understand why Donald was virtually canonised by his fan club. He was not an instinctive or inspirational leader and he often had to be persuaded on the merits of a patently good cause."
  • Sister Nirmala in Hindu
    Mother's canonisation [sainthood] is God's work. If she has to be canonised, she will be canonised. The Holy Father will pray [for her canonisation] from heaven,Sister Nirmala, Mother Teresa's successor as the superior general of the...

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