Part of speech: noun

The act of blessing, as at the close of worship; blessing; favor.

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Usage examples "benediction":

  1. It was a sort of benediction on the whole day. - "Thelma", Marie Corelli.
  2. He raised his eyes at last, and gave the benediction with a hand that was not quite steady. - "The Gadfly", E. L. Voynich.
  3. " Come back one of us," was her parting benediction. - "Lady Baltimore", Owen Wister.