Definitions for "Beatification"
The act of beatifying, or the state of being beatified; esp., in the R. C. Church, the act or process of ascertaining and declaring that a deceased person is one of "the blessed," or has attained the second degree of sanctity, -- usually a stage in the process of canonization.
A stage in the process of canonization, involving a declaration by the Pope that the candidate is enjoying heavenly bliss and can be venerated locally.
The process resulting in the declaration by the Church that a person of saintly life or heroic death may be called "Blessed" and considered to be in heaven.