Valediction
Valediction Val`e*dic"tion, n. [L., valedicere, valedictum, to say farewell; vale farewell (imperative of valere to be strong or well) + dicere to say. See {Valiant}, {Diction}.] A farewell; a bidding farewell. --Donne. [1913 Webster]

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  • valediction — 1610s, from pp. stem of L. valedicere bid farewell, from vale, imperative of valere be well (see VALIANT (Cf. valiant)) + dicere to say (see DICTION (Cf. diction)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • valediction — ► NOUN 1) the action of saying farewell. 2) a farewell address or statement. ORIGIN from Latin vale goodbye + dicere to say …   English terms dictionary

  • valediction — [val΄ə dik′shən] n. [< L valedictus, pp. of valedicere, to say farewell < vale, farewell (imper. of valere, to be well: see VALUE) + dicere, to say: see DICTION] 1. the act of bidding or saying farewell 2. something said in parting;… …   English World dictionary

  • Valediction — A valediction (derivation from Latin vale dicere, to say farewell ),[1] or complimentary close in American English,[2] is an expression used to say farewell, especially a word or phrase used to end a letter or message,[3][4] or the act of saying… …   Wikipedia

  • valediction — UK [ˌvælɪˈdɪkʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌvæləˈdɪkʃən] noun Word forms valediction : singular valediction plural valedictions formal a) [uncountable] the act of saying goodbye b) [countable] a statement or speech in which someone says goodbye …   English dictionary

  • valediction — /val i dik sheuhn/, n. 1. an act of bidding farewell or taking leave. 2. an utterance, oration, or the like, given in bidding farewell or taking leave; valedictory. [1605 15; < L valediction (s. of valedictio), equiv. to valedict(us), ptp. of… …   Universalium

  • valediction — noun Etymology: Latin valedicere to say farewell, from vale farewell + dicere to say more at diction Date: 1613 1. an act of bidding farewell 2. valedictory 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • valediction — noun a) A speech made when leaving or parting company. b) The act of parting company. See Also: Vale, valedictory, valedictorian, valiant, diction …   Wiktionary

  • valediction — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. farewell speech, valedictory; farewell, good bye, adieu. See departure, speech. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. send off, good by, farewell; see departure 1 . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A separation of… …   English dictionary for students

  • valediction — val|e|dic|tion [ˌvælıˈdıkʃən] n [U and C] formal the act of saying goodbye, especially in a formal speech …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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