Greeting
Greeting Greet"ing, n. Expression of kindness or joy; salutation at meeting; a compliment from one absent. [1913 Webster]

Write to him . . . gentle adieus and greetings. --Shak.

Syn: Salutation; salute; compliment. [1913 Webster]


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