Edification definitions

ĕd'ə-fĭ-kā'shən
Intellectual, moral, or spiritual improvement; enlightenment.
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An edifying or being edified; instruction; esp., moral or spiritual instruction.
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Edification is defined as spiritual, moral or intellectual improvement.

An example of edification is a once greedy person donating their time and money to homeless people.

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The act of edifying, or the state of being edified; a building up, especially in a moral, emotional, or spiritual sense; moral, intellectual, or spiritual improvement; through encouragement and instruction.
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(archaic) A building or edifice.
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Origin of edification

From Old French, from Latin aedificationem (“building, construction”), an accusative form of aedificatio, from aedificare.