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Topic: CHRISTIANITY

Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: béatifier, from Late Latin beatificare, from Latin beatus; BEATIFIC

beatify

verb
     
be‧at‧i‧fy past tense and past participle beatified, present participle beatifying, third person singular beatifies [transitive]
RRC if the Pope beatifies someone, he says officially that they are a holy or special person
beatification noun [uncountable]
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