- the act of bidding or saying farewell
- something said in parting; farewell utterance
Origin of valediction; from Classical Latin valedictus, past participle of valedicere, to say farewell ; from vale, farewell (imper. of valere, to be well: see value) + dicere, to say: see diction
- An act of bidding farewell; a leave-taking.
- A speech or statement made as a farewell.
- A word or phrase of farewell used to end a letter or message.
Origin of valedictionFrom Latin valedictus, past participle of valed&imacron;cere, to say farewell : val&emacron;, farewell; see vale2 + d&imacron;cere, to say; see deik- in Indo-European roots.
- (phrase ending message): sincerely
1614. From Latin valedÄ«cere, present active infinitive of valedÄ«cÅ (“bid farewell"), from valÄ“, imperative of valeÅ (“I am well"), + dÄ«cÅ (“say").