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Valediction definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

VALEDIC'TION, n. [L. valedico; vale, farewell, and dico, to say.] A farewell; a bidding farewell.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a farewell oration (especially one delivered during graduation exercises by an outstanding member of a graduating class) [syn: valediction, valedictory address, valedictory oration, valedictory]
2: the act of saying farewell

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Latin valedicere to say farewell, from vale farewell + dicere to say more at diction Date: 1613 1. an act of bidding farewell 2. valedictory 1

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 the act or an instance of bidding farewell. 2 the words used in this. Etymology: L valedicere valedict- (as VALE(2), dicere say), after benediction

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Valediction Val`e*dic"tion, n. [L., valedicere, valedictum, to say farewell; vale farewell (imperative of valere to be strong or well) + dicere to say. See Valiant, Diction.] A farewell; a bidding farewell. --Donne.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Farewell, adieu, leave-taking.



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