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benediction

[Lat.,=blessing], solemn blessing usually administered in the name of God by a priest or a minister. The temple worship at Jerusalem had fixed forms of benedictions, and Christians have always given them an important place in ceremony, especially at the end of a ritual. Protestants have abandoned many of the blessings of the Roman Catholic Church, such as the apostolic benediction by the pope and his delegates and benediction of the dying. Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, a popular extraliturgical service of Roman Catholics, consists of a blessing of the people by the priest with the Host exposed in a monstrance.

benediction

1. an invocation of divine blessing, esp at the end of a Christian religious ceremony
2. a Roman Catholic service in which the congregation is blessed with the sacrament
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Employers tend to be more accommodating to employees needing to pick up children and make dinner before logging on from home to continue working, Benison said.
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It is uncertain when the appeal to the FA will be heard but Benison hopes it will be soon.
Each bubble, Benison says, "is a very specific snapshot for a single time and place." Since the pools were only tens of centimeters deep, the bubbles are good proxies for air temperature, she adds.
That was as good as it got for the Pitmen as four minutes after the restart Lewis Powell tapped in following a header back across goal with Dan Crane clutching at thin air and Benison slotted in on the break to secure a deserved victory.
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To do this, she argues that men engaged in sociability read these works in public places like the Hellfire Club and the Beggar's Benison. The problem with this, however, comes from the historic evidence that shows that male readers engaging in convivial pursuits like those in the Beggar's Benison read Fanny Hill (a pornographic work), not A Chinese Tale (that she describes as an erotic work.) They also "rubbed penis to penis upon a testing platter" which seems to me to be a pornographic act aimed at blunt sexual pleasure rather than a convivial act aimed at refined mirth.
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Moreover, as the high end of the market has become saturated, existing customers have become increasingly "SAP savvy", says Liz Benison, head of SAP practice at Capgemini.
The Beggar's Benison Gentlemen's Club - which only accepted men from the top drawer of society - took part in bizarre initiation rituals, read dirty books and watched local girls dancing naked.
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