valediction

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Etymology[edit]

1614. Borrowing from Latin valedīcere, present active infinitive of valedīcō (bid farewell), from valē, imperative of valeō (I am well), + dīcō (say).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌvæl.əˈdɪk.ʃən/

Noun[edit]

valediction (plural valedictions)

  1. A speech made when leaving or parting company.
  2. The act of parting company.
  3. A word or phrase (such as adieu or farewell) said upon leaving.
  4. A word or phrase used to end a letter or message.

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