Origin of benison
Examples from the Web for benison
The Bishop bestowed his benison on the waves, and bade them be calm; it was all that he could do.Christ in Flanders|Honore de Balzac
Will God be more likely to send her a benison for his unworthy asking?Doctor Cupid|Rhoda Broughton
I wouldn't have missed Dot, doing the honors in her wedding-gown: my benison on her bright face!The Cricket on the Hearth|Charles Dickens
But, before we part, Mr Stoddart shall pronounce his benison.
She raised her eyes with a grave half-smile as if to thank him for his benison.A Little Girl in Old Washington|Amanda M. Douglas
British Dictionary definitions for benison
Word Origin for benison
Word Origin and History for benison
c.1300, "blessing, beatitude," from Old French beneiçon "blessing, benediction," from Latin benedictionem (see benediction).