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Meaning of BEATIFICATION

Pronunciation:  bee`atufu'keyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  (Roman Catholic Church) an act of the Pope who declares that a deceased person lived a holy life and is worthy of public veneration; a first step toward canonization
  2. [n]  the action of rendering supremely blessed and extremely happy
  3. [n]  a state of supreme happiness
 

BEATIFICATION is a 13 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: beatitude, blessedness
 
 See Also: action, felicity, happiness, nirvana, sanctification

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Be*at`i*fi*ca"tion\, n. [Cf. F.
b['e]atification.]
The act of beatifying, or the state of being beatified; esp.,
in the R. C. Church, the act or process of ascertaining and
declaring that a deceased person is one of ``the blessed,''
or has attained the second degree of sanctity, -- usually a
stage in the process of canonization. ``The beatification of
his spirit.'' --Jer. Taylor.

 
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 Related Terms: aggrandizement, apotheosis, ascent, assumption, beatitude, bewitchment, blessedness, blessing, bliss, blissfulness, canonization, cheer, cheerfulness, cloud nine, consecration, dedication, deification, delectation, delight, devotion, dignification, ecstasy, ecstatics, elation, elevation, enchantment, ennoblement, enshrinement, enthronement, erection, escalation, exaltation, exhilaration, exuberance, felicity, gaiety, gladness, glee, glorification, grace, hallowing, happiness, heaven, height, high spirits, immortalization, intoxication, joy, joyance, joyfulness, justification, justification by works, lifting, magnification, overhappiness, overjoyfulness, paradise, purification, raising, rapture, ravishment, rearing, sainthood, sainting, sanctification, setting apart, seventh heaven, state of grace, sunshine, sursum corda, transport, unalloyed happiness, upbuoying, upcast, upheaval, uplift, uplifting, upping, uprearing, upthrow, upthrust
 

 

 

 

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