Meaning of “valediction” in the English Dictionary

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"valediction" in British English

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valedictionnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˌvæl.əˈdɪk.ʃən/ us /ˌvæl.əˈdɪk.ʃən/ formal

the act of saying goodbye, especially formally, or a formal speech in which someone says goodbye

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