benison

[ben-uh-zuhn, -suhn]
noun

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French beneiçon, Middle French beneison < Latin benedictiōn- benediction

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benison (ˈbɛnɪzən, -sən)
 
n
archaic a blessing, esp a spoken one
 
[C13: from Old French beneison, from Latin benedictiōbenediction]

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benison
c.1300, "blessing, beatitude," from O.Fr. beneiçon "blessing, benediction," from L. benedictionem (see benediction).
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And a benison for the tabloid press: the egghead and the bombshell.
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