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Happiness or blessedness as the enduring possession of perfect good. Supernatural beatitude is the perfect happiness enjoyed by a nature raised by grace and the light of glory to the eternal vision of God. (Etym. Latin beatitudo, felicity; a state of being happy; an object, the attainment of which will make one happy; from beatus, happy.)
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