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1. A blessing.
2. An invocation of divine blessing, usually at the end of a church service.
3. often Benediction Roman Catholic Church A short service consisting of prayers, the singing of a Eucharistic hymn, and the blessing of the congregation with the host.
4. An expression of good wishes.

[Middle English benediccioun, from Old French benedicion, from Latin benedictiō, benedictiōn-, from benedictus, past participle of benedīcere, to bless : bene, well; see deu- in Indo-European roots + dīcere, to speak; see deik- in Indo-European roots.]

ben′e·dic′tive, ben′e·dic′to·ry (-dĭk′tə-rē) adj.
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Archer's face suddenly convulsed with happy sobs, the low benedictory murmur of the Rector's voice, the ordered evolutions of the eight pink bridesmaids and the eight black ushers: all these sights, sounds and sensations, so familiar in themselves, so unutterably strange and meaningless in his new relation to them, were confusedly mingled in his brain.
(119.) tejas also (and often) means 'light', a meaning that, of course, is not to be excluded in this context; but the heart of the verse is an oxymoron that rests on the understanding of tejas as 'energy', 'ardor', 'power', etc., as shown by Somananda's criticism in SD 75b (tejastve santata katham, "if it is tejas, how can it be tranquil?"); besides, it is not impossible that the word tejas in this benedictory verse already alludes to the main goal of the treatise, namely the examination of the six dhatus, by using a word that refers to the Brahman but also to the element 'fire'.
With such benedictory purpose and a soulful resolve for welfare and well-being of the people, the erection of the temple in Chicago city of Illinois State of the United States began on May 12 with Mahapuja under total Vedic practice.
At the beginning of this year, within the framework of the social welfare of citizens and the alleviation of living expenses, the fuel subsidy system has been implemented to support benedictory segments of citizens, whose incomes do not exceed OMR600.
Wurman offered a few benedictory words, answered questions, and closed by reiterating the goal of the mission: to coordinate pod deployments with radar observations.
And this kind of Benedictory Power is the fount or type or natural origin, as it were, of all others.
"better ears," this benedictory wish that you live in a
It starts heavily overcast with the threat of thunder (that ominous grumbling bass), the black clouds occasionally penetrated by dazzling shafts of sunshine, interrupted by a hailstorm and ending in a benedictory rainbow.