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Definitions of beatified

beatified

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past participle of verb, past tense of verb

  1. See beatify

beatify (bɪˈætɪˌfaɪ Pronunciation for beatify

Definitions

verb

-fies, -fying, -fied
  1. (transitive) (Roman Catholic Church) (of the pope) to declare formally that (a deceased person) showed a heroic degree of holiness in his or her life and therefore is worthy of public veneration: the first step towards canonization
  2. (transitive) to make extremely happy

Derived Forms

beatification (bɪˌætɪfɪˈkeɪʃən Pronunciation for beatification  noun

Word Origin

C16: from Old French beatifier, from Late Latin beātificāre to make blessed; see beatific

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