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beatification (n.)

c. 1500, "act of rendering blessed," from French béatification, noun of action and state from past-participle stem of Late Latin beatificare "make happy" (see beatify). As a papal declaration about the status of a deceased person and entitlement of public religious honor, it dates from c. 1600.

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Definitions of beatification from WordNet

beatification (n.)
a state of supreme happiness;
Synonyms: blessedness / beatitude
beatification (n.)
the action of rendering supremely blessed and extremely happy;
beatification (n.)
(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;
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