From Latin aedificans, aedificantis, present participle of aedificare. See edify.
edificant (comparative more edificant, superlative most edificant)
- building; constructing
- 1655, Dugard, Verses on Gataker
- And as his pen was often militant / Nor less triumphant; so edificant / It also was, like those blessed builders, who / Stood on their guard, and stoutly builded too.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
- Men are edificant or otherwise. Samuel Hoar is to all men's eyes conservative and constructive […]