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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Blessing or the form of blessing pronounced by an officiating minister, as at the close of divine service. Also: An utterance of good wishes.

Usage examples (34)
  • There is usually a benediction at the end of our church service.
  • The apostolic benediction is pronounced more especially and particularly to the seven Asian churches, v. 4.
  • The closing benediction is more extensive than the former; for in this he prays for all true believers at Ephesus, and every where else.
  • Some have observed that whereas in all the epistles to the churches the apostolical benediction is grace and peace, in these two epistles to for more
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