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    valediction

    valediction - Dictionary definition and meaning for word valediction

    Definition
    (noun) a farewell oration (especially one delivered during graduation exercises by an outstanding member of a graduating class) Definition
    (noun) the act of saying farewell
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Valediction comes from validity i.e. expiry of something...which is the end or pertaining to a farewell of something.

valediction is similar to validation, which means following appropriate formalities.

vanidiction=benediction (Means bestowing good words on someone)

Reception (the act of receiving) is the opposite of valediction (farewell).

He cried out "Vamoose!" at his valediction.