Definition of the Beatitudes noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Beatitudes

BrE BrE//biˈætɪtjuːd//
; NAmE NAmE//biˈætɪtuːd//
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(in the Bible) the eight statements made by Christ about people who are blessed Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French beatitude or Latin beatitudo, from beatus ‘blessed’.