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English noun: beatification

1. beatification (state) a state of supreme happiness

Synonymsbeatitude, blessedness

Broader (hypernym)felicity, happiness

Narrower (hyponym)enlightenment, nirvana

2. beatification (act) the action of rendering supremely blessed and extremely happy

Broader (hypernym)action

3. beatification (act) (Roman Catholic Church) an act of the Pope who declares that a deceased person lived a holy life and is worthy of public veneration; a first step toward canonization

Broader (hypernym)sanctification

Domain categoryChurch of Rome, Roman Catholic, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church

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