Beatification Definition

bēatəfikāzhən
noun
A beatifying or being beatified.
Webster's New World
Investigation, now formal, of whether a deceased person should be publicly declared to be in heaven and so entitled to some public veneration: an affirmative decision may lead to canonization.
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A public declaration, now made only by the pope, ratifying an affirmative decision arrived at through this investigation.
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The definition of beatification is the state of extreme happiness.
An example of beatification is nirvana, or the reaching of a transcendent state believed by some to be perfection.
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Beatification is defined as the official act of the Pope proclaiming a deceased person one of the blessed.
An example of beatification is the act of Pope John Paul II giving the title of “Blessed” and its accompanying honors to Mother Regina Protmann.
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Synonyms:
beatitudeblessednesssainthoodoverjoyfulnessecstatics
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Other Word Forms of Beatification

Noun

Singular:
beatification
Plural:
beatifications

Origin of Beatification

  • From Middle French béatification, from Medieval Latin beatificatio

    From Wiktionary

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