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English definition of “beatify”

beatify

verb [T]     /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 Religious ceremonies and prayersThe Roman Catholic ChurchChristian denominations beatification     /biˌæt.ɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ US  /-ˌæt̬-/ noun [C or U] Religious ceremonies and prayersThe Roman Catholic ChurchChristian denominations
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