- the act of addressing a person.
- manner or form of address; appellation.
Origin of compellation
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Examples from the Web for compellation
The compellation "God of my righteousness" is still mighty with God.The Expositor's Bible: The Psalms, Vol. 1
Nothing could have been more appositely imagined than this compellation.Shorter Novels, Eighteenth Century
The compellation "Brethren" is itself a rebuke to such heartless pride.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Galatians
G. G. Findlay
- a rare word for appellation
C17: from Latin compellātiō, from compellāre to accost, from appellāre to call
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