Catholic Dictionary

Term

EDIFICATION

Definition

St. Paul's term for the way Christians should behave and thus give witness by their good example, for the upbuilding of the Mystical Body of Christ (Romans 14:18; I Corinthians 14:5; II Corinthians 10:8; Ephesians 4:29). (Etym. Latin aedificare, to instruct or improve spiritually; from aedes, temple, house.)