Adjective "benedictory" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˌbɛnɪˈdɪkt(ə)ri/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Relating to the giving of a blessing.
  1. 'Our thanks, yet again, to Shirley for arranging another highly successful outing, and to Richard for rounding off the day with such a benedictory and appropriate poetry recital.'
  2. 'He signed off with a benedictory song on his favourite harmonium gifted to him in 1966 by the Don Bosco School, Broadway.'

Definitions

adjective

1. of, giving, or expressing benediction.

Origin

Late 18th century: from Latin benedictorius, from benedicere ‘wish well’ (see benediction).