from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Sympathy with a person who has experienced pain, grief, or misfortune: paid a visit of condolence to the grieving family. See Synonyms at pity.
- n. An expression or declaration of such sympathy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. comfort, support or sympathy
- n. An expression of comfort, support, or sympathy offered to the family and friends of somebody who has died
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Expression of sympathy with another in sorrow or grief.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An expression of sympathy addressed to a person in distress, misfortune, or bereavement.
- n. Synonyms Sympathy, Commiseration, etc. See pity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an expression of sympathy with another's grief
My greatest condolence is that at least their terms are limited.
The letter of condolence is for the family memebr not the deseaced.
He was survived by his niece Myrsene and his older brother Evangelos, who was bestowed the writ of condolence from the mayor of Athens on behalf of the nation at the funeral.
My faithful maid sent over to Allen's for Olga, who came bearing messages of condolence from the girls, and flowers and offers of financial assistance if it should be needed.
The Foreign Ministry said in a statement Sunday that it had received a message of condolence from the Thai government, which promised it was doing its best to bring the turmoil under control and ensure the safety of Japanese in Thailand.
But we do know the Pentagon says it has paid tens of millions of dollars to compensate innocent victims of war over the past three years with what have come to be known as condolence payments.
Of course, at best, writing a condolence is a nice problem.
I think the "condolence" guy will be in a new character, he's a proper actor was in that movie with Micheal Fox with the flashbacks not just a bit part guy.
For that reason, the most disturbing part of Herold's report may have been his discussion of the "condolence" money paid, occasionally, to the survivors of Afghan civilians killed by our actions.
a White House PR nightmare , when it comes out that he'd used an autopen to sign his name to condolence letters sent to relatives of soldiers sent to Iraq and Afghanistan.