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val·e·dic·tion

 (văl′ĭ-dĭk′shən)
n.
1. An act of bidding farewell; a leave-taking.
2. A speech or statement made as a farewell.
3. A word or phrase of farewell used to end a letter or message.

[From Latin valedictus, past participle of valedīcere, to say farewell : valē, farewell; see vale2 + dīcere, to say; see deik- in Indo-European roots.]

valediction

(ˌvælɪˈdɪkʃən)
n
1. the act or an instance of saying goodbye
2. any valedictory statement, speech, etc
[C17: from Latin valedīcere, from valē farewell + dīcere to say]

val•e•dic•tion

(ˌvæl ɪˈdɪk ʃən)

n.
1. an act of bidding farewell or taking leave.
2. an utterance made in bidding farewell or taking leave; valedictory.
[1605–15; < Latin valedictiō=valedic-, variant s. of valedīcere to bid farewell (vale farewell + dīcere to say) + -tiō -tion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.valediction - a farewell oration (especially one delivered during graduation exercises by an outstanding member of a graduating class)valediction - a farewell oration (especially one delivered during graduation exercises by an outstanding member of a graduating class)
oratory - addressing an audience formally (usually a long and rhetorical address and often pompous); "he loved the sound of his own oratory"
2.valediction - the act of saying farewellvalediction - the act of saying farewell    
leave-taking, parting, farewell, leave - the act of departing politely; "he disliked long farewells"; "he took his leave"; "parting is such sweet sorrow"

valediction

noun farewell, goodbye, leave-taking, adieu, vale (Latin), sendoff (informal) She raised her hand in valediction.

valediction

noun
A separation of two or more people:
Translations

valediction

[ˌvælɪˈdɪkʃən] Ndespedida f

valediction

n
(form: = act) → Abschied m; (= words)Abschiedsworte pl; (= speech)Abschiedsrede f
(US Sch) → Abschieds- or Entlassungsrede f

valediction

[ˌvælɪˈdɪkʃn] n (frm) → discorso di commiato
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In an attempt to narrow this gap, the present study focuses on the emergence of salutations and valedictions in English letters of primary EFL learners.
It is inevitable to compare these two clausulae appearing in 1930 and 1931, respectively, with the recommended valedictions "Respeitosamente" and "Atenciosamente" established by the Style Handbook of the Presidency.
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Standard valedictions can also vary from country to country.