beatification: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (bē-at"u-fi-kā'shun), [key]
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
- the act of beatifying.
- the state of being beatified.
- the official act of the pope whereby a deceased person is declared to be enjoying the happiness of heaven, and therefore a proper subject of religious honor and public cult in certain places.