beatitude

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noun be·at·i·tude \bē-ˈa-tə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\

Definition of beatitude

  1. 1a :  a state of utmost blissb Christianity —used as a title for a primate especially of an Eastern church

  2. 2 Christianity :  any of the declarations made in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:3–11) beginning in the King James Version “Blessed are”

Examples of beatitude in a Sentence

  1. not from earthly riches but from the milk of human kindness comes true beatitude

Origin and Etymology of beatitude

borrowed from Latin beātitūdō, from beātus “happy, fortunate” + -tūdō, suffix of abstract nouns — more at beatific


First Known Use: 15th century

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