Be*at"i*tude (?), n. [L. beatitudo: cf. F. b'eatitude. See Beatify.]
Felicity of the highest kind; consummate bliss.
Any one of the nine declarations (called the Beatitudes), made in the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. v. 3-12), with regard to the blessedness of those who are distinguished by certain specified virtues.
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Syn. -- Blessedness; felicity; happiness.
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