One of the eight sayings of Jesus at the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount; in Latin each saying begins with `beatus' (blessed); "her favorite Beatitude is `Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth'"
Beatitude \Be*at"i*tude\, n. [L. beatitudo: cf. F. b['e]atitude.
1. Felicity of the highest kind; consummate bliss.
2. Any one of the nine declarations (called the Beatitudes),
made in the Sermon on the Mount (--Matt. v. 3-12), with
regard to the blessedness of those who are distinguished
by certain specified virtues.
3. (R. C. Ch.) Beatification. --Milman.
Syn: Blessedness; felicity; happiness.