Origin of benison
Related Words for benisongenerosity, benevolence, mercy, invocation, dedication, grace, indulgence, help, benediction, succor, alms, assistance, blessing, favor, philanthropy, lift, dispensation, relief, boon, bounty
Examples from the Web for benison
Historical Examples of benison
God's benison on the man who first turned his hand to the making of war!The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
A benison upon a smiling lip, a kindly eye, and a cheerful voice!The Buccaneer
Mrs. S. C. Hall
Only for a moment;—Felicias smile went like a benison over it.Paths of Judgement
Anne Douglas Sedgwick
But, before we part, Mr Stoddart shall pronounce his benison.
May the benison of the sightless bard bless you and yours for ever and ever!The Eve of All-Hallows, Vol. 3 (of 3)
Matthew Weld Hartstonge
- archaic a blessing, esp a spoken one
Word Origin for benison
c.1300, "blessing, beatitude," from Old French beneiçon "blessing, benediction," from Latin benedictionem (see benediction).