Definitions for valedictionˌvæl ɪˈdɪk ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

val•e•dic•tionˌvæl ɪˈdɪk ʃən(n.)

  1. an act of bidding farewell or taking leave.

  2. 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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. valediction, valedictory address, valedictory oration, valedictory(noun)

    a farewell oration (especially one delivered during graduation exercises by an outstanding member of a graduating class)

  2. valediction(noun)

    the act of saying farewell


  1. valediction(Noun)

    A speech made when leaving or parting company.

  2. valediction(Noun)

    The act of parting company.

  3. valediction(Noun)

    A word or phrase (such as adieu or farewell) said upon leaving.

  4. valediction(Noun)

    A word or phrase used to end a letter or message.

  5. Origin: 1614. From valedicere, present active infinitive of valedico, from vale, imperative of valeo, + dico.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Valediction(noun)

    a farewell; a bidding farewell


  1. Valediction

    A valediction, or complimentary close in American English, is an expression used to say farewell, especially a word or phrase used to end a letter or message, or the act of saying parting words- whether brief, or extensive. For the greetings counterpart to valediction, see salutation. Alternatively, valediction can refer to the final prayers and remarks at the graveside before burial given by the presiding priest, after the Mass and the rite of Final Commendation, during a Roman Catholic Funeral Service.


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