Ben"i*son (?), n. [OE. beneysun, benesoun, OF. beneiun, beneison, fr. L. benedictio, fr. benedicere to bless; bene (adv. of bonus good) + dicere to say. See Bounty, and Diction, and cf. Benediction.]

Blessing; beatitude; benediction.

Shak.

More precious than the benison of friends. Talfourd.

 

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