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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blessedness, beatitude, beatificationnoun

    a state of supreme happiness

  2. beatificationnoun

    the action of rendering supremely blessed and extremely happy

  3. beatificationnoun

    (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

Wiktionary

  1. beatificationnoun

    The act of beatifying, or the state of being beatified; esp., in the Roman Catholic 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.

    Etymology: From beatificatio

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beatificationnoun

    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

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  1. Beatification

    Beatification is a recognition accorded by the Catholic Church of a dead person's entrance into Heaven and capacity to intercede on behalf of individuals who pray in his or her name. Beatification is the third of the four steps in the canonization process. A person who is beatified is in English given the title "Blessed".

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Beatification

    religious honour allowed by the pope to certain who are not so eminent in sainthood as to entitle them to canonisation.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of beatification in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of beatification in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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