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: a state of utmost bliss
—used as a title for a primate especially of an Eastern church
: any of the declarations made in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:3–11) beginning in the King James Version "Blessed are"
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blessedness, bliss, blissfulness, felicity, gladness, happiness, joy
calamity, ill-being, misery, sadness, unhappiness, wretchedness
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15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a
borrowed from Latin beātitūdō, from beātus "happy, fortunate" + -tūdō, suffix of abstract nouns — more at beatific
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