beatitude

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

Definition of beatitude

1 a :a state of utmost bliss
b Christianity used as a title for a primate especially of an Eastern church
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

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Origin and Etymology of beatitude

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

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