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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 bene·dic·tion /ˌbɛnəˈdɪkʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ben·e·dic·tion n.
 1. The act of blessing.
 2. A blessing; an expression of blessing, prayer, or kind wishes in favor of any person or thing; a solemn or affectionate invocation of happiness.
 So saying, he arose; whom Adam thus
 Followed with benediction.   --Milton.
    Homeward serenely she walked with God's benediction upon her.   --Longfellow.
 Specifically: The short prayer which closes public worship; as, to give the benediction.
 3. Eccl. The form of instituting an abbot, answering to the consecration of a bishop.
 4. R. C. Ch. A solemn rite by which bells, banners, candles, etc., are blessed with holy water, and formally dedicated to God.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the act of praying for divine protection [syn: blessing]
      2: a ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection [syn: blessing]