Benediction

Benediction [ ben-i-DIK-shuh'n ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 1. a blessing or an expression good wishes
2. the invocation of divine blessing or the blessing pronounced by an officiating minister
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The old man’s benediction was misinterpreted by the ignorant villagers as a curse because he spoke with a lisp.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 Henry is supposed to have abased himself before his father in a cloak full of needles to signify thrifty intentions and to have earned, in return, a touching benediction.

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