Origin of edification
Examples from the Web for edification
Try to make it appear that you're developing ideas for the interest and edification of the whole class.Her Father's Daughter|Gene Stratton-Porter
There you may find holy and solemn services fitted for the edification of the people of God.The City of the Mormons|Henry Caswall
We were to be butchered with awful rites for the edification of Prempeh and his wild hordes of fanatics!The Great White Queen|William Le Queux
Imagine a shantyman (farceur as he ever was) making for edification in that style!The Shanty Book, Part I, Sailor Shanties|Richard Runciman Terry
"Papa Barlasch," he added for her edification, and he drew down his left eyebrow with a jerk, so that it almost touched his cheek.Barlasch of the Guard|H. S. Merriman
mid-14c., in religious use, "building up of the soul," from Old French edification and directly from Latin aedificationem (nominative aedificatio) "construction, building," in Late Latin "spiritual improvement," from past participle stem of aedificare (see edifice). Religious use is as translation of Greek oikodome in I Cor. xiv. Meaning "mental improvement" is 1650s. Literal sense of "building" is rare in English.