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benedicite

noun be·ne·di·ci·te \ˌbe-nə-ˈdi-sə-(ˌ)tē, -ˈdi-kə-ˌtā, -ˈdē-chə-ˌtā, ˌbā-nā-ˈdē-chē-ˌtā British usually ˌbe-ni-ˈdī-si-tē\

Definition of benedicite

plural

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  1. :  an invocation of a blessing the friar answered his reverend greeting with a paternal benedicite — Sir Walter Scott

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Origin and Etymology of benedicite

Middle English, from Late Latin, bless ye


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benedicite

interjection be·ne·di·ci·te \ˌbe-nə-ˈdi-sə-(ˌ)tē, -ˈdi-kə-ˌtā, -ˈdē-chə-ˌtā, ˌbā-nā-ˈdē-chē-ˌtā British usually ˌbe-ni-ˈdī-si-tē\

Definition of benedicite

obsolete

  1. —used to express a wish grace go with you, benedicite — Shakespeare

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Origin and Etymology of benedicite

Middle English, from Late Latin, bless ye, imperative plural of benedicere to bless


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