be·at·i·tude /biˈætəˌtud, ˌtjud/
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.
Syn: -- Blessedness; felicity; happiness.
n 1: a state of supreme happiness [syn: blessedness, beatification]
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'"