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  • adjective (Roman Catholic Church) proclaimed one of the blessed and thus worthy of veneration.

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  • adjective Roman Catholic Having been recognized and declared, by the church, that a deceased has entered heaven; having attained this step in the process of canonization.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of beatify.

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  • adjective Roman Catholic; proclaimed one of the blessed and thus worthy of veneration

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