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 for benison
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Benison \Ben"i*son\, n. [OE. beneysun, benesoun, OF.
     bene["i]?un, bene["i]son, 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.
     [1913 Webster]
           More precious than the benison of friends. --Talfourd.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a spoken blessing

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