WORD OF THE DAY
Valediction
val-ih-DIK-shən
Part of speech: noun
Origin: Latin, mid-17th century
1

The action of saying farewell.

2

The word or phrase used to close out a letter before the signature.

Examples of Valediction in a sentence

“Make sure to give your mother a valediction before you leave for the weekend.”

“I always struggle with choosing an appropriate valediction for emails to my boss.”