valediction

noun val·e·dic·tion \ ˌva-lə-ˈdik-shən \

Definition of valediction

1 : an act of bidding farewell
2 : valedictory 1

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Origin and Etymology of valediction

borrowed from New Latin valedictiōn-, valedictiō, from Latin valedic-, alternate stem of vale dīcere, valedīcere "to say goodbye," (from vale, interjection, "goodbye, farewell," reduced form of valē, imperative of valēre "to have strength, be well" + dīcere "to speak, say") + -tiōn-, -tiō, noun suffix of action — more at wield, diction


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