valedictory


1val·e·dic·to·ry

adjective \-ˈdik-t(ə-)rē\

Definition of VALEDICTORY

:  of or relating to a valediction :  expressing or containing a farewell

Examples of VALEDICTORY

  1. <a valedictory address given by the college president upon his retirement>

Origin of VALEDICTORY

Latin valedicere
First Known Use: 1651

Related to VALEDICTORY

2valedictory

noun

: a speech that expresses good wishes for someone who is leaving : the act of saying goodbye in a formal way

plural valedictories

Full Definition of VALEDICTORY

1
:  an address or statement of farewell or leave-taking
2
:  valediction 1

Examples of VALEDICTORY

  1. He received a very warm valedictory for his long career.

First Known Use of VALEDICTORY

1779

Rhymes with VALEDICTORY

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