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valediction

[val-i-dik-shuh n] /ˌvæl ɪˈdɪk ʃən/
noun
1.
an act of bidding farewell or taking leave.
2.
an utterance, oration, or the like, given in bidding farewell or taking leave; valedictory.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Latin valedictiōn- (stem of valedictiō), equivalent to valedict(us), past participle of valedīcere (vale farewell + dictus, past participle of dīcere to say) + -iōn- -ion
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  • As the smoke rose into the sky kites appeared from different directions and hovered over the burning field in silent valediction.
British Dictionary definitions for valediction

valediction

/ˌvælɪˈdɪkʃən/
noun
1.
the act or an instance of saying goodbye
2.
any valedictory statement, speech, etc
Word Origin
C17: from Latin valedīcere, from valē farewell + dīcere to say
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Word Origin and History for valediction
n.

1610s, from past participle stem of Latin valedicere "bid farewell," from vale, imperative of valere "be well" (see valiant) + dicere "to say" (see diction).

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