Definitions for valedictoryˌvæl ɪˈdɪk tə ri
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
val•e•dic•to•ryˌvæl ɪˈdɪk tə ri(adj.; n.)(pl.)-ries.
(adj.)bidding good-bye; saying farewell:
a valedictory speech.
of or pertaining to an occasion of leave-taking:
a valedictory ceremony.
(n.)an address delivered at commencement exercises on behalf of the graduating class.
any farewell oration.
Origin of valedictory:
valediction, valedictory address, valedictory oration, valedictory(adj)
a farewell oration (especially one delivered during graduation exercises by an outstanding member of a graduating class)
of or relating to an occasion or expression of farewell
"a valedictory address"; "valedictory praise for his uniformly manly course"; "a suitable valedictory gesture"
of a speech expressing leave-taking
"a valedictory address"
A speech given by a valedictorian at a graduation or commencement ceremony.
A farewell or parting address.
Of, or pertaining to, a valedictorian.
bidding farewell; suitable or designed for an occasion of leave-taking; as, a valedictory oration
a valedictory oration or address spoken at commencement in American colleges or seminaries by one of the graduating class, usually by the leading scholar