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n. pl. val·e·dic·to·ries
A closing or farewell statement or address, especially one delivered at graduation exercises.
Of, relating to, or expressing a valedictory.
n, pl -ries
1. a farewell address or speech
2. (Education) US and Canadian a farewell speech delivered at a graduation ceremony, usually by the most outstanding graduate
val•e•dic•to•ry(ˌvæl ɪˈdɪk tə ri)
adj., n., pl. -ries. adj.
1. bidding good-bye; saying farewell: a valedictory speech.
2. of or pertaining to an occasion of leave-taking: a valedictory ceremony.n.
3. an address delivered at commencement exercises on behalf of the graduating class.
4. any farewell oration.
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|Noun||1.||valedictory - 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"
|Adj.||1.||valedictory - of or relating to an occasion or expression of farewell; "a valedictory address"; "valedictory praise for his uniformly manly course"; "a suitable valedictory gesture"|
|2.||valedictory - of a speech expressing leave-taking; "a valedictory address"|
exaugural - occurring at or marking the close of a term of office; "an exaugural message"