Meaning of “benediction” in the English Dictionary

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"benediction" in British English

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benedictionnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌben.ɪˈdɪk.ʃən/ us /ˌben.əˈdɪk.ʃən/

a prayer asking God for help and protection for someone

(Definition of “benediction” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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benedictionnoun [ C ]

us /ˌben·əˈdɪk·ʃən/

a prayer asking for God’s help and protection

(Definition of “benediction” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)