beatitude

[ bee-at-i-tood, -tyood ]
/ biˈæt ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud /

noun

supreme blessedness; exalted happiness.
(often initial capital letter) any of the declarations of blessedness pronounced by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount.

Origin of beatitude

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin beātitūdō perfect happiness, equivalent to beāti- (see beatific) + -tūdō -tude
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beatitude

/ (bɪˈætɪˌtjuːd) /

noun

supreme blessedness or happiness
an honorific title of the Eastern Christian Church, applied to those of patriarchal rank

Word Origin for beatitude

C15: from Latin beātitūdō, from beātus blessed; see beatific

British Dictionary definitions for beatitude (2 of 2)

Beatitude

/ (bɪˈætɪˌtjuːd) /

noun

New Testament any of eight distinctive sayings of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:3–11) in which he declares that the poor, the meek, those that mourn, the merciful, the peacemakers, the pure of heart, those that thirst for justice, and those that are persecuted will, in various ways, receive the blessings of heaven

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