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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.]
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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]
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val•e•dic•tion(ˌvæl ɪˈdɪk ʃən)
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]
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|Noun||1.||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 farewell|
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noun farewell, goodbye, leave-taking, adieu, vale (Latin), sendoff (informal) She raised her hand in valediction.
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valediction[ˌvælɪˈdɪkʃən] N → despedida f
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