Valediction meaning

văl'ĭ-dĭk'shən
An act of bidding farewell; a leave-taking.
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A speech or statement made as a farewell.
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A word or phrase of farewell used to end a letter or message.
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The act of bidding or saying farewell.
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Something said in parting; farewell utterance.
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A speech made when leaving or parting company.
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The act of parting company.
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A word or phrase (such as adieu or farewell) said upon leaving.
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A word or phrase used to end a letter or message.
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(phrase ending message): sincerely.
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Origin of valediction

  • From Latin valedictus past participle of valedīcere to say farewell valē farewell vale2 dīcere to say deik- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • 1614. From Latin valedÄ«cere, present active infinitive of valedÄ«cō (“bid farewell"), from valÄ“, imperative of valeō (“I am well"), + dÄ«cō (“say").
    From Wiktionary