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Monday, December 01, 2008

Definitions for valediction

  1. the action of bidding farewell; a farewell

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Citations for valediction
The playing of taps was a special moment in the ceremony, a final, haunting valediction for the men who had made the supreme sacrifice. John Glenn, John Glenn: A Memoir
Few careers have such self-appointed endings, and his speech was a fine valediction. , Daily Telegraph
Origin of valediction
by 1614, from Latin valedicere "bid farewell," from vale, imperative form of valere "be well" + dicere "to say"