Origin of benediction
Examples from the Web for benediction
The resulting pictures of Angelina, dipping her head as she receives the Sovereign's benediction, have gone around the world.
Why do politicians and policy-makers need the benediction of celebrity to do their jobs?Why Does Congress Listen to Celebrities like Ben Affleck?|Tim Teeman|February 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Where their benediction fell, their flocks were sure to go—or that was the idea.Religious-Right Leaders Say Santorum, But Voters Flock to Gingrich|John Avlon|January 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Even so, there was a mystical note missing until they brought on the 87-year-old Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery for the benediction.
We parted with reciprocal expressions of regret and benediction.
The Canon was shaken by it himself, his voice trembled in the benediction that followed.The Helpmate|May Sinclair
May all those dear to you participate in this benediction, and in the joys and riches of this world and the next!Juliette Drouet's Love-Letters to Victor Hugo|Louis Guimbaud
Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament usually follows Vespers.Mary, Help of Christians|Various
To-night, in the solemn pause of Benediction, she asked for Peter Coleman's love.Saturday's Child|Kathleen Norris
British Dictionary definitions for benediction
Word Origin for benediction
Word Origin and History for benediction
c.1400, from Latin benedictionem (nominative benedictio), noun of action from bene dicere "to speak well of, bless," from bene "well" (see bene-) + dicere "to speak" (see diction). The oldest sense in English is of grace before meat. The older French form, beneiçon passed into Middle English as benison.