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beatification


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beatification  \Be*at`i*fi*ca"tion\,  n.  [Cf.  F. 
  b['e]atification.] 
  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.  ``The  beatification  of 
  his  spirit.''  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  beatification 
  n  :  (Roman  Catholic  Church)  the  act  of  declaring  that  a  deceased 
  person  lived  a  holy  life  and  is  worthy  of  public 
  veneration;  a  first  step  toward  canonization 




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