Definitions for valedictionˌvæl ɪˈdɪk ʃən
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val•e•dic•tionˌvæl ɪˈdɪk ʃən(n.)
an act of bidding farewell or taking leave.
an utterance made in bidding farewell or taking leave; valedictory.
Origin of valediction:
1605–15; < L valedictiō=valedic-, var. s. of valedīcere to bid farewell (vale farewell +dīcere to say) +-tiō -tion
valediction, valedictory address, valedictory oration, valedictory(noun)
a farewell oration (especially one delivered during graduation exercises by an outstanding member of a graduating class)
the act of saying farewell
A speech made when leaving or parting company.
The act of parting company.
A word or phrase (such as adieu or farewell) said upon leaving.
A word or phrase used to end a letter or message.
Origin: 1614. From valedicere, present active infinitive of valedico, from vale, imperative of valeo, + dico.
a farewell; a bidding farewell