Meaning of valediction

val•e•dic•tion

Pronunciation: (val"i-dik'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. an act of bidding farewell or taking leave.
  2. an utterance, oration, or the like, given in bidding farewell or taking leave; valedictory.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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