beatitude meaning

Pronunciation:   "beatitude" in a sentence
Noun: beatitude  bee'atu`t(y)ood
  1. A state of supreme happiness
    - blessedness, beatification
Noun: Beatitude
  1. One of the eight sayings of Jesus at the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount; in Latin each saying begins with 'beatus' (blessed)
    "her favourite Beatitude is 'Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth'"

Derived forms: beatitudes

Type of: expression, felicity, happiness, locution, saying

Part of: Sermon on the Mount

Encyclopedia: Beatitude


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  1. and we're going to continue with the beatitudes,
  2. amazing . well jesus did that 2, 000 years ago with these beatitudes.
  3. hinduism and buddhism ) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation; characterized by the extinction of desire and individual consciousness
  4. Gillian Hamilton, medical director for Beatitudes may have an explanation.
  5. Today it is occupied by the Catholic Community of the Beatitudes.

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