Beatification

Definition of Beatification

Be`at`i`fi`ca´tion   Pronunciation: bė`ăt`ĭ`fĭ`kā´shŭn
n.1.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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aggrandizement, apotheosis, ascent, assumption, beatitude, bewitchment, blessedness, blessing, bliss, blissfulness, canonization, cheer, cheerfulness, cloud nine, consecration, dedication, deification, delectation, delight, devotion, dignification, ecstasy, ecstatics, elation, elevation, enchantment, ennoblement, enshrinement, enthronement, erection, escalation, exaltation, exhilaration, exuberance, felicity, gaiety, gladness, glee, glorification, grace, hallowing, happiness, heaven, height, high spirits, immortalization, intoxication, joy, joyance, joyfulness, justification, justification by works, lifting, magnification, overhappiness, overjoyfulness, paradise, purification, raising, rapture, ravishment, rearing, sainthood, sainting, sanctification, setting apart, seventh heaven, state of grace, sunshine, sursum corda, transport, unalloyed happiness, upbuoying, upcast, upheaval, uplift, uplifting, upping, uprearing, upthrow, upthrust
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