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benison

[ben-uh-zuh n, -suh n] /ˈbɛn ə zən, -sən/
noun
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English < Anglo-French beneiçon, Middle French beneison < Latin benedictiōn- benediction
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benison

/ˈbɛnɪzən; -sən/
noun
1.
(archaic) a blessing, esp a spoken one
Word Origin
C13: from Old French beneison, from Latin benedictiōbenediction
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Word Origin and History for benison
n.

c.1300, "blessing, beatitude," from Old French beneiçon "blessing, benediction," from Latin benedictionem (see benediction).

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