Definition of Benedictory

1. Adjective. Expressing benediction.

Exact synonyms: Benedictive
Partainyms: Benediction, Benediction



Definition of Benedictory

1. a. Expressing wishes for good; as, a benedictory prayer.

Definition of Benedictory

1. Adjective. Of, pertaining to, or in the form of a benediction ¹

2. Adjective. Giving thanks ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Benedictory

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Benedictory

beneath
beneathe
beneceptor
benedict
benedictine
benediction
benedictional
benedictionals
benedictionaries
benedictionary
benedictions
benedictive
benedictives
benedictory (current term)
benedicts
benedight
benefact
benefaction
benefactions
benefactive
benefactive case
benefactive cases
benefactive role
benefactor
benefactors
benefactour
benefactress
benefactresses

Literary usage of Benedictory

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1. The Use of the Voice in Reading and Speaking: A Manual for Clergymen and by Francis Thayer Russell (1883)
"The benedictory Prayer, with which so many Services of the Church are closed, is most appropriately fixed where it stands, possessing a character which ..."

2. George Eliot's Works by George Eliot (1893)
"he said instantly, stretching out his hands in a benedictory attitude, "you are come to be married. I commend your penitence,— the blessing of Holy Church ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The benedictory prayers in the Greek Rite are very similar to those m the Latin Rite. It is perhaps even more difficult to determine the time when the ..."

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