Definitions

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  • n. A book of benedictions.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A book of benedictions.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or of the nature of a benediction; pertaining to blessings given according to the prescribed rite; also, relating to objects so blessed.
  • n. In the Roman Catholic Church, a book containing a collection of benedictions or blessings used in its religious services.

Etymologies

benediction +‎ -al (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Book of Edgar, Bede's 'Ecclesiastical History' -- in the Cathedral library -- and the exquisitely illuminated 'benedictional' of St. Æthelwold possessed by the Duke of Devonshire, all these were produced before the end of the tenth century by the artists who laboured so patiently in the

    The Book-Hunter at Home

  • Abbey of St. Eligius Ménard edited a benedictional, while Angelo

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne

  • "Liber Sacramentorum" of Ratoldus, of the tenth century, likewise contains numerous blessings; but the most complete benedictional is that found in two manuscripts (Nos. 62, 63) of the monastery of St. Theodoric, near Reims, written about 900.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne

  • II) also edited a benedictional from two manuscripts of the time of Charlemagne or a little later, formerly in the library of the

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne

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