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beatification

be·at·i·fi·ca·tion

beatification

 
pronunciation:
bi ae t fih keI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: in the Roman Catholic Church, the process of determining whether a deceased person should be declared to be in heaven and therefore deserving of special honor, or the final decision and declaration that this is so.
definition 2: the act of making someone exceedingly happy or exalted, or the condition of being so.
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