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condolence

[kuh n-doh-luh ns] /kənˈdoʊ ləns/
noun
1.
Often, condolences. expression of sympathy with a person who is suffering sorrow, misfortune, or grief.
Also, condolement.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; condole + -ence
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British Dictionary definitions for condolement

condolence

/kənˈdəʊləns/
noun
1.
(often pl) an expression of sympathy with someone in grief, etc
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Word Origin and History for condolement

condolence

n.

c.1600, from Late Latin condolere "to suffer together" (see condole) + -ence. Often in form condoleance 1600-1800.

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