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Benediction

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(1):

(n.) The short prayer which closes public worship; as, to give the benediction.

(2):

(n.) A blessing; an expression of blessing, prayer, or kind wishes in favor of any person or thing; a solemn or affectionate invocation of happiness.

(3):

(n.) The act of blessing.

(4):

(n.) A solemn rite by which bells, banners, candles, etc., are blessed with holy water, and formally dedicated to God.

(5):

(n.) The form of instituting an abbot, answering to the consecration of a bishop.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Benediction'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/b/benediction.html. 1828.

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