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bĕnĕdictĭo , ōnis, f. benedico, II. (eccl. Lat.),
I.an extolling, praising, lauding, App. Trism. p. 82, 11; Vulg. Deut. 16, 10; Tert. Test. Anim. 2.—
B. Meton., a consecrated, sacred object: “benedictio crucis = frustum sanctae crucis,Paul. Nol. Ep. 32, c. 8.—
II. A benediction, blessing, Sulp. de Vita S. Martini, 2, 12; Vulg. Gen. 26, 29; id. Gal. 3, 14.
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