Benison Ben"i*son, n. [OE. beneysun, benesoun, OF. bene["i]?un, bene["i]son, fr. L. benedictio, fr. benedicere to bless; bene (adv. of bonus good) + dicere to say. See {Bounty}, and {Diction}, and cf. {Benediction}.] Blessing; beatitude; benediction. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

More precious than the benison of friends. --Talfourd. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • benison — c.1300, blessing, beatitude, from O.Fr. beneiçon blessing, benediction, from L. benedictionem (see BENEDICTION (Cf. benediction)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • benison — [ben′ə zən, ben′əsən] n. [ME benisoun < OFr beneisson < LL(Ec) benedictio, BENEDICTION] Archaic a blessing; benediction …   English World dictionary

  • benison — noun Etymology: Middle English beneson, from Anglo French beneiçon, from Late Latin benediction , benedictio Date: 14th century blessing, benediction …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • benison — /ben euh zeuhn, seuhn/, n. benediction. [1250 1300; ME < AF beneiçon, MF beneison < L benediction BENEDICTION] * * * …   Universalium

  • benison — noun A blessing; beatitude; benediction. Ant: malison …   Wiktionary

  • benison —  A blessing …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • benison — sb. HD. 1723 …   Oldest English Words

  • benison — ben·i·son || benɪzn n. blessing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • benison — [ bɛnɪz(ə)n, s ] noun literary a blessing. Origin ME: from OFr. beneiçun, from L. benedictio (see benediction) …   English new terms dictionary

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