benediction (Meaning)

Wordnet

benediction (n)

the act of praying for divine protection

a ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection

Webster

benediction (n.)

The act of blessing.

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

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

The form of instituting an abbot, answering to the consecration of a bishop.

A solemn rite by which bells, banners, candles, etc., are blessed with holy water, and formally dedicated to God.

benediction Sentence Examples

  1. The priest offered a benediction to the congregation before they departed.
  2. The closing benediction at the ceremony evoked a sense of peace and tranquility.
  3. The author concluded their speech with a heartfelt benediction for the audience.
  4. The benediction at the wedding was a poignant expression of love and blessings.
  5. The rabbi's benediction over the challah bread was a reminder of the sacredness of the meal.
  6. At the end of the concert, the conductor gave a benediction to the audience, expressing gratitude for their presence.
  7. The chaplain's benediction offered solace and comfort to the grieving family.
  8. The pope's benediction from the papal balcony was a symbol of his blessing upon the world.
  9. The benediction of the elders was considered an honor and a source of wisdom for the younger generation.
  10. The benediction from the Dalai Lama brought a sense of peace and harmony to the meditation session.

FAQs About the word benediction

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The priest offered a benediction to the congregation before they departed.

The closing benediction at the ceremony evoked a sense of peace and tranquility.

The author concluded their speech with a heartfelt benediction for the audience.

The benediction at the wedding was a poignant expression of love and blessings.