beatified

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beatified (not comparable)

  1. Blissful or supremely blessed.
    • 1695, John Dryden, “Preface of the Translator, with a Parallel, of Poetry and Painting”, in C[harles] A[lphonse] du Fresnoy, De Arte Graphica. The Art of Painting, [], London: [] J[ohn] Heptinstall for W. Rogers, [], OCLC 261121781, page ix:
      I [the painter Guido Reni] wiſh I had the wings of an Angel, to have aſcended into Paradiſe, and there to have beheld the Forms of thoſe beatify'd Spirits, from which I might have copy'd my Archangel: []
  2. (Roman Catholicism) Having been recognized and declared, by the church, that a deceased has entered heaven; having attained this step in the process of canonization.

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