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Meaning of BEATITUDE

Pronunciation:  bee'atu`tood

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  one of the eight sayings of Jesus at the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount; in Latin each saying begins with `beatus' (blessed); "her favorite Beatitude is `Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth'"
  2. [n]  a state of supreme happiness

BEATITUDE is a 9 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: beatification, blessedness
 See Also: expression, felicity, happiness, locution, nirvana, saying, Sermon on the Mount



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Be*at"i*tude\, n. [L. beatitudo: cf. F. b['e]atitude.
See {Beatify}.]
1. Felicity of the highest kind; consummate bliss.

2. Any one of the nine declarations (called the Beatitudes),
   made in the Sermon on the Mount (--Matt. v. 3-12), with
   regard to the blessedness of those who are distinguished
   by certain specified virtues.

3. (R. C. Ch.) Beatification. --Milman.

Syn: Blessedness; felicity; happiness.

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