Valedictories
Valedictory Val`e*dic"to*ry, n.; pl. {Valedictories}. A valedictory oration or address spoken at commencement in American colleges or seminaries by one of the graduating class, usually by the leading scholar. [1913 Webster]

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  • valedictories — val·e dic·to·ry || ‚vælɪ dɪktÉ™rɪ adj. of or about a farewell speech n. ceremonious farewell speech …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Valedictory — Val e*dic to*ry, n.; pl. {Valedictories}. A valedictory oration or address spoken at commencement in American colleges or seminaries by one of the graduating class, usually by the leading scholar. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trinity College (University of Melbourne) — Oxbridge College Infobox name = Trinity College university = Melbourne shield = colours = full name = Trinity College within the University of Melbourne motto Latin = Pro Ecclesia, Pro Patria motto English = For the church, for the fatherland… …   Wikipedia

  • Gravesend Grammar School — Infobox UK school name = Gravesend Grammar School size = latitude = longitude = dms = motto = Consule Cunctis motto pl = established = 1893 approx = closed = c approx = type = Grammar secondary religion = president = head label = Head teacher… …   Wikipedia

  • valedictory — /val i dik teuh ree/, adj., n., pl. valedictories. adj. 1. bidding good bye; saying farewell: a valedictory speech. 2. of or pertaining to an occasion of leave taking: a valedictory ceremony. n. 3. an address or oration delivered at the… …   Universalium

  • valedictory — val|e|dic|to|ry [ˌvæləˈdıktəri] n plural valedictories formal [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: valedictus, past participle of valedicere to say goodbye , from vale goodbye + dicere to say ] a speech or statement in which you say goodbye when… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • valedictory — [[t]væ̱lɪdɪ̱ktəri[/t]] valedictories 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n A valedictory speech, letter, or performance is one that is intended as a way of saying goodbye when someone leaves another person, a place, or a job. [FORMAL] ...Mr Walker, making his… …   English dictionary

  • valedictory — [ˌvalɪ dɪkt(ə)ri] adjective serving as a farewell. noun (plural valedictories) a farewell address …   English new terms dictionary

  • valedictory — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ serving as a farewell. ► NOUN (pl. valedictories) ▪ a farewell address …   English terms dictionary

  • valedictory — ☆ valedictory [val΄ə dik′tər ē] adj. [< L valedictus (see VALEDICTION) + ORY] said or done at parting, by way of farewell; uttered as a valediction n. pl. valedictories a farewell speech, esp. one delivered at a graduation ceremony …   English World dictionary

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