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Meaning of BENEDICITE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ben`e*dic"i*te\, n. [L., (imperative pl.,) bless ye,
    praise ye.]
    A canticle (the Latin version of which begins with this word)
    which may be used in the order for morning prayer in the
    Church of England. It is taken from an apocryphal addition to
    the third chapter of Daniel.
    
    
  2. \Ben`e*dic"i*te\, interj. [See {Benedicite}, n.]
    An exclamation corresponding to Bless you !.
    
    
 

 

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