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Related to beatification: Beatification and Canonization
tr.v. be·at·i·fied, be·at·i·fy·ing, be·at·i·fies
1. Roman Catholic Church To proclaim (a deceased person) to be one of the blessed and thus worthy of public religious veneration in a particular region or religious congregation.
2. To exalt; glorify: "There was no dearth of criticism even after Beethoven was beatified" (Paul Henry Lang).
[French beatifier, from Late Latin beātificāre : Latin beātus, happy; see beatific + Latin -ficāre, -fy.]
be·at′i·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
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|Noun||1.||beatification - a state of supreme happiness |
happiness, felicity - state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy
|2.||beatification - the action of rendering supremely blessed and extremely happy|
action - something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
|3.||beatification - (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|
sanctification - a religious ceremony in which something is made holy