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Pronunciation:  bee`atufu'keyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (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
  2. [n]  the action of rendering supremely blessed and extremely happy
  3. [n]  a state of supreme happiness

BEATIFICATION is a 13 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: beatitude, blessedness
 See Also: action, felicity, happiness, nirvana, sanctification



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Be*at`i*fi*ca"tion\, n. [Cf. F.
The act of beatifying, or the state of being beatified; esp.,
in the R. C. Church, the act or process of ascertaining and
declaring that a deceased person is one of ``the blessed,''
or has attained the second degree of sanctity, -- usually a
stage in the process of canonization. ``The beatification of
his spirit.'' --Jer. Taylor.

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