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 \
plural -s

Definition of benedicite

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

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 (Entry 2 of 2)

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

History and Etymology for benedicite

Noun

Middle English, from Late Latin, bless ye

Interjection

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

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“Benedicite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/benedicite. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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