The definition of beatitude is one of the pronouncements of Christian ideals from Jesus during the Sermon on the Mount.
An example of a beatitude is "Blessed are the meek: for they will inherit the earth." from Matt. 5:5 in the Bible.
perfect blessedness or happiness
Origin of beatitudeLate Middle English from Middle French béatitude or Ecclesiastical Medieval Latin beatitudo, happiness, beatitude from Ecclesiastical Late Latin from L, happiness from beatus, happy, blessed: see bonus
the pronouncements in the Sermon on the Mount, which begin “Blessed are the poor in spirit”: Matt. 5:3-12
- Supreme blessedness or happiness.
- Beatitude Any of the declarations of blessedness made by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount.
- Beatitude Used as a title and form of address for a patriarch in the Armenian Church or a metropolitan in the Russian Orthodox Church: Your Beatitude.
Origin of beatitudeMiddle English from Old French from Latin beātitūdō from beātus happy ; see beatific .
- (uncountable) Supreme, utmost bliss and happiness.
- Any one of the Biblical blessings given by Jesus in Matthew 5:3–12. E.g.: "Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth"(Matthew 5:5).
OriginSee also: béatitude