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  • a short invocation for divine help, blessing and guidance, usually after a church worship service.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Ben`e*dic"tion (&?;), n. [L. benedictio: cf. F. bénédiction. See Benison.] 1. The act of blessing.

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

So saying, he arose; whom Adam thus
Followed with benediction.

Homeward serenely she walked with God's benediction upon her.

Specifically: The short prayer which closes public worship; as, to give the benediction.

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

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

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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