Beatitude Definition

bē-ătĭ-to͝od, -tyo͝od
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noun
beatitudes
Supreme blessedness or happiness.
American Heritage
Perfect blessedness or happiness.
Webster's New World
Any of the declarations of blessedness made by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount.
American Heritage
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.
American Heritage
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.
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the Beatitudes
  • the pronouncements in the Sermon on the Mount, which begin “Blessed are the poor in spirit”: Matt. 5:3-12
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Beatitude

Noun

Singular:
beatitude
Plural:
beatitudes

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Beatitude

  • the Beatitudes

Origin of Beatitude

  • From French béatitude, from Latin beātitūdō (“happiness, blessedness”), from beātus (“happy, blessed”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin beātitūdō from beātus happy beatific

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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