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Benediction

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CIDE DICTIONARY

Benedictionn. [L. benedictio: cf. F. bénédiction. See Benison.].
  •  The act of blessing.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A blessing; an expression of blessing, prayer, or kind wishes in favor of any person or thing; a solemn or affectionate invocation of happiness.  [1913 Webster]
    "So saying, he arose; whom Adam thus
    Followed with benediction.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Homeward serenely she walked with God's benediction upon her."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The form of instituting an abbot, answering to the consecration of a bishop.  Ayliffe.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A solemn rite by which bells, banners, candles, etc., are blessed with holy water, and formally dedicated to God.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Benediction, n.
1 the utterance of a blessing, esp. at the end of a religious service or as a special Roman Catholic service.
2 the state of being blessed.

Etymology
ME f. OF f. L benedictio -onis f. benedicere -dict- bless

THESAURUS

Benediction

OK, acknowledgment, advantage, approval, benedicite, benefit, benison, blessing, boon, cognizance, credit, crediting, favor, godsend, grace, hymn, invocation, paean, praise, prayer of thanks, recognition, thank offering, thank-you, thanks, thanksgiving

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Benediction

Worship

N worship, adoration, devotion, aspiration, homage, service, humiliation, kneeling, genuflection, prostration, prayer, invocation, supplication, rogation, intercession, orison, holy breathing, petition, collect, litany, Lord's prayer, paternoster, beadroll, latria, dulia, hyperdulia, vigils, revival, cult, anxious meeting, camp meeting, ebenezer, virginal, thanksgiving, giving thanks, returning thanks, grace, praise, glorification, benediction, doxology, hosanna, hallelujah, allelujah, Te Deum, non nobis Domine, nunc dimittis, paean, benschen, Ave Maria, O Salutaris, Sanctus, The Annunciation, Tersanctus, Trisagion, psalm, psalmody, hymn, plain song, chant, chaunt, response, anthem, motet, antiphon, antiphony, oblation, sacrifice, incense, libation, burnt offering, heave offering, votive offering, offertory, discipline, self-discipline, self-examination, self-denial, fasting, divine service, office, duty, exercises, morning prayer, mass, matins, evensong, vespers, undernsong, tierce, holyday, worshipper, congregation, communicant, celebrant, worshipping, devout, devotional, reverent, pure, solemn, fervid, Int, hallelujah, allelujah!, hosanna!, glory be to God!, O Lord!, pray God that!, God grant, God bless, God save, God forbid!, sursum corda, making their lives a prayer, ora et labora, prayers ardent open heaven.

Gratitude

N gratitude, thankfulness, feeling of obligation, sense of obligation, acknowledgment, recognition, thanksgiving, thanksgiving, giving thanks, thankful good will, thanks, praise, benediction, paean, Te Deum, grace, grace before meat, grace after meat, grace before meals, grace after meals, thank offering, requital, grateful, thankful, obliged, beholden, indebted to, under obligation, Int, thanks!, many thanks!, gramercy!, much obliged!, thank you!, thank you very much!, thanks a lot!, thanks a heap, thanks loads, thank Heaven!, Heaven be praised!, Gott sei Dank!.

Approbation

N approbation, approval, approvement, sanction, advocacy, nod of approbation, esteem, estimation, good opinion, golden opinions, admiration, love, appreciation, regard, account, popularity, kudos, credit, repute, best seller, commendation, praise, laud, laudation, good word, meed of praise, tribute of praise, encomium, eulogy, eulogium, eloge, panegyric, homage, hero worship, benediction, blessing, benison, applause, plaudit, clap, clapping, clapping of hands, acclaim, acclamation, cheer, paean, hosannah, shout of applause, peal of applause, chorus of applause, chorus of praise, Prytaneum, approving, in favor of, lost in admiration, commendatory, complimentary, benedictory, laudatory, panegyrical, eulogistic, encomiastic, lavish of praise, uncritical, approved, praised, uncensured, unimpeached, popular, in good odor, in high esteem, in favor, in high favor, deserving of praise, worthy of praise, praiseworthy, commendable, of estimation, good, meritorious, estimable, creditable, plausible, unimpeachable, beyond all praise, with credit, to admiration, well, with three times three, Int, hear hear!, bully for you!, well done!, bravo!, bravissimo!, euge!, macte virtute!, so far so good, that's right, quite right, optime!, one cheer more, may your shadow never be less!, esto perpetua!, long life to!, viva!, enviva!, Godspeed!, valete et plaudite!, encore!, bis!, probatum est, tacent satis laudant, servant of God, well done!.


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