- of, giving, or expressing benediction.
Origin of benedictory
First recorded in 1700–10, benedictory is from the Medieval Latin word benedictōrius
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Examples from the Web for benedictory
Thor moved uneasily from under the weight of the benedictory hands.The Side Of The Angels
We would say to the great city, in the benedictory spirit of the patriot of Venice,—esto perpetua!
"Certainly," said Reggie, who had raised his hat to the pair, and was regarding them with a benedictory smile.The Woman's Way
He turns away with a muttered exclamation, not benedictory towards his betrothed, between his teeth.Red as a Rose is She
He had come noiselessly in, and was surveying his daughter and guest with a benedictory smile.Mount Music
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