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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 -s
: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
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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