Simple Definition of benediction
: a prayer that asks for God's blessing
Full Definition of benediction
1 : the invocation of a blessing; especially : the short blessing with which public worship is concluded
2 : something that promotes goodness or well-being
3 often capitalized : a Roman Catholic or Anglo-Catholic devotion including the exposition of the eucharistic Host in the monstrance and the blessing of the people with it
4 : an expression of good wishes
Examples of benediction in a sentence
He dismissed the congregation with a benediction.
<the priest offered a benediction for the missing children>
BENEDICTION Defined for Kids
Definition of benediction for Students
1 : a short blessing said especially at the end of a religious service
2 : an expression of good wishes
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