Definition of Beatitude

1. Noun. A state of supreme happiness.

Exact synonyms: Beatification, Blessedness
Generic synonyms: Felicity, Happiness
Specialized synonyms: Enlightenment, Nirvana
Derivative terms: Beatify, Beatify, Blessed

2. Noun. One of the eight sayings of Jesus at the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount; in Latin each saying begins with 'beatus' (blessed). "Her favorite Beatitude is `Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth'"
Generic synonyms: Expression, Locution, Saying
Group relationships: Sermon On The Mount

Definition of Beatitude

1. n. Felicity of the highest kind; consummate bliss.

Definition of Beatitude

1. Noun. Supreme, utmost bliss and happiness. ¹

2. Noun. Any one of the Biblical blessings given by Jesus in Matthew 5:3–12. E.g.: "Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth"(Matthew 5:5). ¹

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Definition of Beatitude

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Medical Definition of Beatitude

1. 1. Felicity of the highest kind; consummate bliss. 2. Any one of the nine declarations (called the Beatitudes), made in the Sermon on the Mount, with regard to the blessedness of those who are distinguished by certain specified virtues. 3. Beatification. Synonym: Blessedness, felicity, happiness. Origin: L. Beatitudo: cf. F. Beatitude. See: Beatify. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Beatitude

beating-heart transplant
beating-heart transplants
beating-reed instrument
beating around the bush
beating down
beating off
beating up
beatitude (current term)
beats a dead horse
beats around the bush
beats down

Literary usage of Beatitude

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"We distinguish objective and subjective beatitude. Objective beatitude is that good the possession of which makes us happy; subjective beatitude is the ..."

2. The Mediaeval Mind: A History of the Development of Thought and Emotion in by Henry Osborn Taylor (1919)
"Drawing distinctions, Thomas points out that "the action of sense cannot pertain to beatitude essentially; because man's beatitude essentially consists in ..."

3. Brief Outline of an Analysis of the Human Intellect: Intended to Rectify the by James Rush (1865)
"The metaphysical or notional state of beatitude is produced in a religious ... This is the Theological delusion: showing that the scheme of beatitude is a ..."

4. Prolegomena to Theism by Louis Francis Anderson (1910)
"The norm of eternal beatitude in the whole entity is absolutely adequate to the degrees of passivity, activity or intensity of ..."

5. Ethics: Or, Moral Philosophy by Walter Henry Hill (1884)
"WHAT CONSTITUTES PERFECT HUMAN BLISS; OR IN WHAT GOOD COMPLETE beatitude CONSISTS. In order the more clearly to understand the operation of man's rational ..."

6. Elements of Moral Theology Based on the Summa Theologiae of St. Thomas Aquinas by John Jay Elmendorf (1892)
"J ON THE OBTAINING OF THIS beatitude. cannot wish to lose it; God will not withdraw it, which would be penalty for fault; neither has anything the power to ..."

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