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Edification Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    edification n : uplifting enlightenment [syn: sophistication]
Edification Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Edification \Ed`i*fi*ca"tion\, n. [L. aedificatio: cf. F. ['e]dification. See Edify.]
  1. The act of edifying, or the state of being edified; a building up, especially in a moral or spiritual sense; moral, intellectual, or spiritual improvement; instruction. The assured edification of his church. --Bp. Hall. Out of these magazines I shall supply the town with what may tend to their edification. --Addison.
  2. A building or edifice. [Obs.] --Bullokar.
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    * Each of us, as members of the Body of Christ, has been given at least one spiritual gift. Besides this, there are the natural abilities with which God has endowed us. He intends these to primarily be used for the edification of the Body of believers. There is no such thing as a private gift (Rom. 126-8). - Bruce Kemper

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    • Sri Lanka: Hindutva needs edification from South
      The New Delhi Establishment has to be made to realise that it has touched a wrong nerve on the national question of Eezham Tamils, in the name of its national interests. If the BJPs stand is going to be the majority State formula in India and in upholding genocidal Sri Lanka, the boundaries of both created by the British whom the BJP condemns otherwise, it is time Read more on this news related to 'Edification'

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