Any one of the Biblical blessings given by Jesus in Matthew 5:3â€“12. E.g.: "Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth"(Matthew 5:5). (noun)
Examples of word beatitude
Now hope seems to correspond especially to the last beatitude, which is: "Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God," since it is said in Rom. 5: 2: "we ... rejoice in hope of the glory of God."
On the first point: a beatitude is the actuality of a perfect virtue.
Hence the last beatitude, which is the term of spiritual perfection, fittingly corresponds to hope in point of its ultimate object, while the first beatitude, which involves recoil from worldly things which hinder submission to God, fittingly corresponds to fear.
Neither could the needs of any other man whatsoever have merited this union condignly: first, because the meritorious works of man are properly ordained to beatitude, which is the reward of virtue, and consists in the full enjoyment of God.
But eternal beatitude, which is the reward of good works, is bestowed by God alone: thus Augustine says