HyperDic: beatification

English > 3 senses of the word beatification:
NOUNstatebeatification, blessedness, beatitudea state of supreme happiness
actbeatificationthe action of rendering supremely blessed / blessed and extremely happy
actbeatification(Roman Catholic Church) an act of the Pope who declares that a deceased person lived a holy life and is worthy of public veneration
English > beatification: 3 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA state of supreme happiness.
Synonymsblessedness, beatitude
Narrowernirvana, enlightenment(Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation
Broaderhappiness, felicitystate of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy
Spanishbeatitud
Verbsbeatifymake blessedly happy
beatifyfill with sublime emotion
English > beatification: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe action of rendering supremely blessed / blessed and extremely happy.
BroaderactionSomething done (usually as opposed to something said)
Verbsbeatifymake blessedly happy
beatifyfill with sublime emotion
English > beatification: 3 senses > noun 3, act
Meaning(Roman Catholic Church) an act of the Pope who declares that a deceased person lived a holy life and is worthy of public veneration; a first step toward canonization.
CategoryRoman Catholic, Western Church, Roman Catholic Church, Church of Rome, Roman ChurchThe Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
BroadersanctificationA religious ceremony in which something is made holy
Verbsbeatifydeclare (a dead person) to be blessed

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