edification

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French, from Latin aedificationem (building, construction), an accusative form of aedificatio, from aedificare.

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edification (plural edifications)

  1. The act of edifying, or the state of being edified; a building up, especially in a moral, emotional, or spiritual sense; moral, intellectual, or spiritual improvement; through encouragement and instruction.
  2. (archaic) A building or edifice.

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  • edification” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

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Last modified on 5 December 2013, at 14:55