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One entry found for benediction.
Main Entry: bene·dic·tion
Pronunciation: secondarystressben-schwa-primarystressdik-shschwan
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English benediccioun "an expression of blessing or good wishes," from Latin benediction-, benedictio (same meaning), from benedicere "to bless," from earlier bene dicere "to praise, speak well," from bene "well" and dicere "to say" --related to DICTATE
1 : an expression of good wishes
2 : the short blessing at the end of a religious service

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