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Beatify

Beatify

1. To pronounce or regard as happy, or supremely blessed, or as conferring happiness. The common conceits and phrases that beatify wealth. (Barrow)

2. To make happy; to bless with the completion of celestial enjoyment. Beatified spirits.

3. To ascertain and declare, by a public process and decree, that a deceased person is one of the blessed and is to be reverenced as such, though not canonised.

Origin: L. Beatificare; beatus happy (fr. Beare to bless, akin to bonus good) _ facere = to make: cf. F. Beatifier.

See: bounty.


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