Origin of edificationMiddle English edificacioun from Ecclesiastical Late Latin aedificatio from L, act of building
An example of edification is a once greedy person donating their time and money to homeless people.
From Old French, from Latin aedificationem (“building, construction”), an accusative form of aedificatio, from aedificare.
- In church it is best that he should confine himself to prophesying, for that brings to others "edification and comfort and consolation."
- 17-34), or for mutual edification in prayer, praise and prophecy (1 Cor.
- They are brief, yet not wanting in that element of practical edification on which Chrysostom lays special weight as characteristic of the Antiochenes.
- But the tendency to reshape history for the edification of later generations was no novelty when Chronicles was first compiled (about 4th cent.
- The society spread in the eastern counties, in spite of repressive measures; it revived under the Commonwealth, and lingered into the early years of the 18th century; the leading idea of its "service of love" was a reliance on sympathy and tenderness for the moral and spiritual edification of its members.