Definitions for: Beatitude

[n] 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'"
[n] a state of supreme happiness

Webster (1913) Definition: Be*at"i*tude, n. [L. beatitudo: cf. F. b['e]atitude.
See Beatify.]
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 (--Matt. v. 3-12), with
regard to the blessedness of those who are distinguished
by certain specified virtues.

3. (R. C. Ch.) Beatification. --Milman.

Syn: Blessedness; felicity; happiness.

Synonyms: beatification, blessedness

See Also: expression, felicity, happiness, locution, nirvana, saying, Sermon on the Mount

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