Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Valediction'
- a farewell oration delivered by the most outstanding member of a graduating class [syn: valedictory address, valedictory]
- the act of saying farewell
- Valediction \Val`e*dic"tion\, n. [L., valedicere, valedictum, to
say farewell; vale farewell (imperative of valere to be
strong or well) + dicere to say. See Valiant, Diction.]
A farewell; a bidding farewell. --Donne.
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Valediction'
A valediction (derivation from Latin vale dicere, 'to say farewell' or the act of saying parting words- whether brief, or extensive.
For the greetings counterpart to valediction, see salutation.
Valedictions normally immediately precede the signature in written correspondence. The word or words used express respect, esteem, or regard for the person to whom the correspondence is directed, and the exact form used depends on a number of factors — including:
Conventions also change over time, and of course differ by language.[See more about Valediction at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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Valediction Sample Sentences in News
- Valediction gives Gai her first jumps victory
MORE than 20 years ago, Gai Waterhouse trained five flat winners from her first five runners as a trainer. Read more on this news related to 'Valediction'
- Gai makes jumps debut
IRISH-born jumps jockey Patrick Flood will create racing history if he can win on the Gai Waterhouse-trained Valediction in the maiden hurdle over 3226 metres at Warrnambool today. Read more on this news related to 'Valediction'
- Waterhouse wins with first jumps starter
Champion trainer Gai Waterhouse has been successful with her first jumps starter Valediction winning a maiden hurdle at Warrnambool. Read more on this news related to 'Valediction'