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Noun: valediction  ,va-li'dik-shun
  1. A farewell oration (especially one delivered during graduation exercises by an outstanding member of a graduating class)
    - valedictory address, valedictory oration, valedictory [N. Amer]
  2. The act of saying farewell

Derived forms: valedictions

Type of: farewell, leave, leave-taking, oratory, parting

Encyclopedia: Valediction