condolence

[kuhn-doh-luhns]
noun
Often, condolences. expression of sympathy with a person who is suffering sorrow, misfortune, or grief.
Also, condolement.


Origin:
1595–1605; condole + -ence

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condolence or condolement (kənˈdəʊləns, kənˈdəʊlmənt)
 
n
(often plural) an expression of sympathy with someone in grief, etc
 
condolement or condolement
 
n

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condolence
1580s, from L.L. condolere "to suffer together," from com- "with" + dolere "to grieve."
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Example sentences
Inadmissibility of expressions of condolence or sympathy.
For years he's made condolence calls or visits with members of his congregation
  whose pets have died.
Within a few minutes, he sent a telegram of condolence to the widow.
He declined to write official letters of condolence to the widows or families
  of deceased officers.
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