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Definition 1: (Roman Catholic Church) an act of the Pope who declares that a deceased person lived a holy life and is worthy of public veneration; a first step toward canonization - [noun denoting act]

(beatification is a kind of ...) a religious ceremony in which something is made holy

(beatification belongs to category ...) the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy

Definition 2: the action of rendering supremely blessed and extremely happy - [noun denoting act]

(beatification is a kind of ...) something done (usually as opposed to something said)

"there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"

Definition 3: a state of supreme happiness - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for beatification in the sense of this definition

(beatification is a kind of ...) state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy

(... is a kind of beatification ) (Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation; characterized by the extinction of desire and suffering and individual consciousness

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