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condolence

or con·dole·ment

[ kuhn-doh-luhns ]
/ kənˈdoʊ ləns /
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noun

Often condolences. expression of sympathy with a person who is suffering sorrow, misfortune, or grief.

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Origin of condolence

First recorded in 1595–1605; condole + -ence
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British Dictionary definitions for condolence

condolence

condolement (kənˈdəʊlmənt)

/ (kənˈdəʊləns) /

noun

(often plural) an expression of sympathy with someone in grief, etc
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