n. act of edifying, or state of being edified; building up, especially in a moral or spiritual sense; moral, intellectual, or spiritual improvement; instruction
It ought to be improved to the spiritual edification of the pupils, by encouraging them to evince fortitude under temporary privation.
Sentence in Classic:
No matter what the subject might be, a brainracking effort was made to squirm it into some aspect or other that the moral and religious mind could contemplate with edification.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
I pressed Traddles into the service without his knowledge; and whenever he came to see us, exploded my mines upon him for the edification of Dora at second hand.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
I have composed many a homily on her back, to the edification of my brethren of the convent, and many poor Christian souls.