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Relating to the giving of a blessing.
- ‘Moreover, the language was changed in LBW from a benedictory bestowal formula to an epicletic prayer formula as in Baptism where the Spirit's gifts are also named: ‘the spirit of wisdom and understanding…’.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘He signed off with a benedictory song on his favourite harmonium gifted to him in 1966 by the Don Bosco School, Broadway.’
- ‘The householders do aarathi to the actors personating Narasimha, Bhoodevi and Prahlada, followed by benedictory verses.’
Late 18th century: from Latin benedictorius, from benedicere ‘wish well’ (see benediction).
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