valediction - Dictionary definition and meaning for word valediction
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.