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'Beatitude'

Definition of 'beatitude'
From: WordNet
noun
A state of supreme happiness [syn: blessedness, beatitude, beatification]
noun
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'"
Definition of 'Beatitude'
From: GCIDE
Beatitude \Be*at"i*tude\, n. [L. beatitudo: cf. F. b['e]atitude. See Beatify.]
1. Felicity of the highest kind; consummate bliss. [1913 Webster]
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. [1913 Webster]
3. (R. C. Ch.) Beatification. --Milman. [1913 Webster]
Syn: Blessedness; felicity; happiness. [1913 Webster]
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