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apotheosis (noun) – 1. Exaltation to divine rank or stature; deification.
2. Elevation to a preeminent or transcendent position; glorification.
3. An exalted or glorified example.
Source : The Free Dictionary
Etymology : 1600s, from Late Latin apotheosis “deification,” from Greek apotheosis, from apotheoun “deify, make (someone) a god,” from apo- special use of this prefix, meaning, here, “change” + theos “god”.