Origin of edification
historical usage of edification
In the Vulgate (the Latin version of the Bible, prepared chiefly by Saint Jerome at the end of the 4th century), aedificātiō acquired the sense “spiritual development, improvement of the soul.” The current English sense “mental or moral improvement; instruction” dates from the mid-17th century.
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How to use edification in a sentence
Your letter was easily read, the pagination presented no difficulty, and I read it with much edification and gusto.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
All these things we will describe for the edification of people under similar circumstances to ourselves.
You show wit, and I see you think to play the man of importance for my edification.Amphitryon|Moliere
At any rate his daughter passes her day of edification entirely without his assistance.Adventures and Enthusiasms|E. V. Lucas
Finally, Nachmanides wrote, not only for educational and theological ends, but also for edification.Chapters on Jewish Literature|Israel Abrahams