Monday, December 01, 2008
Definitions for valediction
- an act of bidding farewell or taking leave.
- an utterance, oration, or the like, given in bidding farewell or taking leave; valedictory.
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Citations for valediction
Cambara replays in her mind Raxma's emotional valediction, spoken as they hugged each other good-bye at the Toronto airport, to which Raxma had given her a lift.
The steamer itself had vanished, but the great scroll of smoke still hung in the air and drooped like a flag mournfully in valediction.
Origin of valediction
Valediction can be traced to the Latin terms vale meaning "farewell" and dīcere, "to say." It entered English in the early 1600s.