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English definition of “blessing”

blessing

noun (APPROVAL)    /ˈbles.ɪŋ/
sb's blessing approval that someone gives to a plan or action : The government has given its blessing to the plan . Eventually they got married with her father's blessing.Allowing and permittingApproving and approvalAccepting and agreeingAccepting and agreeing reluctantly
(Definition of blessing noun (APPROVAL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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