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BENEDICTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does benediction mean? 

BENEDICTION (noun)
  The noun BENEDICTION has 2 senses:

1. the act of praying for divine protection
2. a ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection

  Familiarity information: BENEDICTION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BENEDICTION (noun)


Sense 1benediction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of praying for divine protection

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

benediction; blessing

Hypernyms ("benediction" is a kind of...):

prayer; supplication (the act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving))


Sense 2benediction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

benediction; blessing

Hypernyms ("benediction" is a kind of...):

orison; petition; prayer (reverent petition to a deity)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "benediction"):

benison (a spoken blessing)


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