valediction


valediction

noun

  1. an act of bidding farewell or taking leave.
  2. an utterance, oration, or the like, given in bidding farewell or taking leave; valedictory.

noun

  1. the act or an instance of saying goodbye
  2. any valedictory statement, speech, etc
n.

1610s, from past participle stem of Latin valedicere “bid farewell,” from vale, imperative of valere “be well” (see valiant) + dicere “to say” (see diction).

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