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beatify

verb [T] uk   /biˈæt.ɪ.faɪ/ us    /-ˈæt̬-/
to announce formally in the Roman Catholic Church that someone who is dead has lived a holy life, usually as the first stage in making that person a saint
beatification
noun [C or U] uk   /biˌæt.ɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us    /-ˌæt̬-/
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