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Noun: beatification  bee,a-tu-fu'key-shun
  1. A state of supreme happiness
    - blessedness, beatitude
  2. The action of rendering supremely blessed and extremely happy
  3. (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

Derived forms: beatifications

Type of: action, felicity, happiness, sanctification

Encyclopedia: Beatification