blessing

[ bles-ing ]
/ ˈblɛs ɪŋ /

noun

the act or words of a person who blesses.
a special favor, mercy, or benefit: the blessings of liberty.
a favor or gift bestowed by God, thereby bringing happiness.
the invoking of God's favor upon a person: The son was denied his father's blessing.
praise; devotion; worship, especially grace said before a meal: The children took turns reciting the blessing.
approval or good wishes: The proposed law had the blessing of the governor.

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Origin of blessing

before 900; Middle English blessinge, -unge,Old English bletsung, bledsung.See bless, -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for blessing

blessing
/ (ˈblɛsɪŋ) /

noun

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