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benedicite (noun), benedicites (pl)
1. A praise, a commendation; then later, a blessing and a wish of well-being: An example of a benedicite is a statement that expresses a wish: "Bless you!"

As the guests were leaving the hotel Mr. Young, the manager, expressed benedicites to each one as an expression of his gratitude for their patronage.

2. A blessing and an expression of thanks: When all of Godfrey's family got together for the Thanksgiving meal, he said a benedicite which presented his appreciation to the Lord for their health and well being.
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