Noah Webster’s Original Definition from his 1828 Dictionary: Edification n. [Lat. aedificatio, Fr. edification, Pr. edificatio, Sp. edificacion, It. edificazione. See Edify.] 1. The act of edifying, or the state of being edified; a building up, especially in a moral or religious sense; instruction in useful knowledge which imparts strength or leads to progress is … Continue reading