Pronunciation: (val"i-dik'tu-rē), [key]
—adj., n., pl. -ries.
1. bidding good-bye; saying farewell: a valedictory speech.
2. of or pertaining to an occasion of leave-taking: a valedictory ceremony.
1. an address or oration delivered at the commencement exercises of a college or school on behalf of the graduating class.
2. any farewell address or oration.
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