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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Be·at·i·fi·ca·tion n.  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.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a state of supreme happiness [syn: blessedness, beatitude]
      2: the action of rendering supremely blessed and extremely
      3: (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