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Word of the day: Benison


Benison

[BEN-ə-sən]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Old French, 14th century

A blessing.

Examples of benison in a sentence

"The priest ended every service with a benison."

"Sharon came to see missing her train as a benison in disguise."

About Benison

This word hails from the Old French “beneiçun,” originally from Latin “benedictio.”

Did you Know?

“Benison” and its synonym, “benediction,” come from the same Latin root, “benedicere.” But “benison” has a longer history in the English language; “benediction” didn’t show up in print until roughly a century later.

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