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edification


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Edification  \Ed`i*fi*ca"tion\,  n.  [L.  aedificatio:  cf  F. 
  ['e]dification.  See  {Edify}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  edifying,  or  the  state  of  being  edified;  a 
  building  up  especially  in  a  moral  or  spiritual  sense 
  moral,  intellectual,  or  spiritual  improvement; 
  instruction. 
 
  The  assured  edification  of  his  church.  --Bp.  Hall. 
 
  Out  of  these  magazines  I  shall  supply  the  town  with 
  what  may  tend  to  their  edification.  --Addison. 
 
  2.  A  building  or  edifice.  [Obs.]  --Bullokar. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  edification 
  n  :  uplifting  enlightenment  [syn:  {sophistication}] 




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