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Definition of the adjective beatific

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adjective - degrees: more beatific / most beatific

  1. experiencing or bestowing celestial joy
    • example: beatific peace
    • similar: joyful
  2. marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint

Alternative definition of the adjective beatific


  1. blessed, blissful, heavenly

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for beatific

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Theology (1975)

A Concise Sacramentum Mundi by Karl Rahner

The beatific vision is indeed the most perfect conceivable actuation of a spiritual creature inasmuch as the latter is open absolutely without limits to being, truth and value. But this unlimited transcendent capacity of man still has meaning and ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Leibniz's Philosophy (2006)

by Stuart Brown, N. J. Fox

BEATIFIC VISION (VISIO BEATIFICA/VISION BEATIFIQUE). A phrase used in Catholic theology of the direct vision of God granted in heaven to the blessed. This doctrine was rejected by some Protestants but Leibniz ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Heaven (2015)

by Miriam Van Scott

During theRenaissance, humanist philosophers began postulatingthat paradise isa place of human joys wherefulfillment of physical desiresand REUNION with loved onesovershadow delight inthe beatific vision.In response tothis depiction, ...

Google previewAn Introductory Dictionary of Theology and Religious Studies (2007)

by Orlando O. EspĂ­n, James B. Nickoloff

Some Orthodox Churches have a custom similar to beatification. Orlando Espin See also CANONIZATION; ORTHODOX CHURCHES; POPE; SAINT; SAINTS ( CHRISTIAN), DEVOTION TO. BEATIFIC VISION The beatific vision is a traditional ...

Google previewThe Westminster Dictionary of Theological Terms, Second Edition (2014)

Revised and Expanded by Donald K. McKim

visio Dei See beatific vision vision, beatific See beatific vision ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

BEATIFIC. See Bkatifick. (2) Beatific vision, in divinity, the enjoyment of angels and blessed spirits, in seeing God in heaven.

Google previewA dictionary of science, literature and art, ed. by W.T. Brande assisted by J. Cauvin. ed. by W.T. Brande and G.W. Cox.3 vols (1867)

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BEATIFIC. to the eye ; and the Peripatetics differed in opinion from the Epicureans by supposing the species received by the eyo to be incorporeal. Modern philosophers agree in referring the cause of vision to the impressions of light on the ...

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Scrabble value of B3E1A1T1I1F4I1C3

The value of this 8-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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