Definition of benediction noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌbenɪˈdɪkʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌbenɪˈdɪkʃn//
[countable, uncountable] (formal)
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a Christian prayer of blessing to sing/say/give a benediction his arms outstretched in benediction Word Originlate Middle English: via Old French from Latin benedictio(n-), from benedicere ‘wish well, bless’, from bene ‘well’ + dicere ‘say’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: benediction