Simple Definition of condolence
: a feeling or expression of sympathy and sadness especially when someone is suffering because of the death of a family member, a friend, etc.
Full Definition of condolence
1 : sympathy with another in sorrow
2 : an expression of sympathy
Examples of condolence
The governor issued a statement of condolence to the victims' families.
We wish to express our sincere condolences to your family.
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