valediction

[ val-i-dik-shuh n ]
/ ˌvæl ɪˈdɪk ʃən /

noun

an act of bidding farewell or taking leave.
an utterance, oration, or the like, given in bidding farewell or taking leave; valedictory.

Origin of valediction

1605–15; < Latin valedictiōn- (stem of valedictiō), equivalent to valedict(us), past participle of valedīcere (vale farewell + dictus, past participle of dīcere to say) + -iōn- -ion
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valediction

/ (ˌvælɪˈdɪkʃən) /

noun

the act or an instance of saying goodbye
any valedictory statement, speech, etc

Word Origin for valediction

C17: from Latin valedīcere, from valē farewell + dīcere to say
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