benison

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From Middle English beneson, from Old French beneison, from Latin benedictio. First known use: 14th century.

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benison (plural benisons)

  1. (chiefly literary) A blessing; benediction.
    • 1855, Anthony Trollope, The Warden, page 197 (ISBN 0679405518)
      Poor old men! how could they be cordial with their sore consciences and shamed faces? how could they bid God bless him with hearty voices and a true benison, knowing, as they did, that their vile cabal had driven him from his happy home, and sent him in his old age to seek shelter under a strange roof-tree?

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