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 Benedicite (5 syl.).Benedict. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Benedick.
 
A sworn bachelor caught in the wiles of matrimony, like Benedick in Shakespeare’s comedy of Much Ado about Nothing.   1
        “Let our worthy Cantab be bachelor or Benedick, what concern is it of ours.”—Mrs. Edwards: A Girton Girl, chap. xv.
   Benedick and Benedict are used indiscriminately, but the distinction should be observed.   2
 


 Benedicite (5 syl.).Benedict. 

 
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