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 beatit&umacron;d&omacron;, from beatus, 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