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.]
n : uplifting enlightenment [syn: sophistication]