benedictory

benedictory

[ben-i-dik-tuh-ree]
adjective
of, giving, or expressing benediction.

Origin:
1700–10; < Medieval Latin benedictōrius

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benediction (ˌbɛnɪˈdɪkʃən)
 
n
1.  an invocation of divine blessing, esp at the end of a Christian religious ceremony
2.  a Roman Catholic service in which the congregation is blessed with the sacrament
3.  the state of being blessed
 
[C15: from Latin benedictio, from benedīcere to bless; see benedicite]
 
bene'dictory
 
adj

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