Definition of Edification

1. Noun. Uplifting enlightenment.

Exact synonyms: Sophistication
Generic synonyms: Enlightenment
Specialized synonyms: Disenchantment, Disillusion, Disillusionment
Derivative terms: Edify



Definition of Edification

1. n. The act of edifying, or the state of being edified; a building up, especially in a moral or spiritual sense; moral, intellectual, or spiritual improvement; instruction.

Definition of Edification

1. Noun. The act of edifying, or the state of being edified; a building up, especially in a moral, emotional, or spiritual sense; moral, intellectual, or spiritual improvement; through encouragement and instruction. ¹

2. Noun. (archaic) A building or edifice. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Edification

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Edification

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1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"It was rationalism which made the subject-matter responsible for edification through the sermon, and as rationalism discarded ..."

2. The Works of John Owen by John Owen (1826)
"Now of the things mentioned it is the last that is the principal end; namely, the edification of the church, which is aimed at for its own 2o2 ..."

3. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: Translated Out of by American Bible Society (1858)
"12 The end 0} both is the edification of the church. ... 3 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort. ..."

4. Sermons Preached at Trinity Chapel, Brighton by Frederick William Robertson (1866)
"Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification. — For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them ..."

5. The Methodist Review (1831)
"It contains two distinct propositions, to one of which I shall at present confine myself,—Ji divinely called ministry is necessary for the edification of ..."

6. An Explicatory Catechism, Or, An Explanation of the Assembly's Shorter by Thomas Vincent, Benjamin Trumbull (1810)
"... our guilty helpless condition and need of his help ; if the honour of God, our own edification and comfort, or the instruction and edification of others ..."

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