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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beatitude  \Be*at"i*tude\,  n.  [L.  beatitudo:  cf  F.  b['e]atitude. 
  See  {Beatify}.] 
  1.  Felicity  of  the  highest  kind  consummate  bliss. 
 
  2.  Any  one  of  the  nine  declarations  (called  the  Beatitudes), 
  made  in  the  Sermon  on  the  Mount  (--Matt.  v.  3-12),  with 
  regard  to  the  blessedness  of  those  who  are  distinguished 
  by  certain  specified  virtues. 
 
  3.  (R.  C.  Ch.)  Beatification.  --Milman. 
 
  Syn:  Blessedness;  felicity;  happiness. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  beatitude 
  n  1:  a  state  of  supreme  happiness  [syn:  {blessedness}] 
  2:  one  of  the  eight  sayings  of  Jesus  at  the  beginning  of  the 
  Sermon  on  the  Mount;  in  Latin  each  saying  begins  with 
  `beatus'  (blessed);  "her  favorite  Beatitude  is  `Blessed 
  are  the  meek  for  they  shall  inherit  the  earth'"  [syn:  {Beatitude}] 




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