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English definition of “valediction”

valediction

noun [C or U] uk   /ˌvæl.əˈdɪk.ʃən/ formal us  
the act of saying goodbye, especially formally, or a formal speech in which someone says goodbyeManners and levels of formalityPolite and respectfulLecturing and addressing
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