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[free-kwuh n-tey-shuh n]
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  1. the practice of frequenting; habit of visiting often.

Origin of frequentation

1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French fréquentation < Latin frequentātiōn- (stem of frequentātiō). See frequent, -ation
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Examples from the Web for frequentation

Historical Examples

  • It was from this daily frequentation that the latter was enabled to write a "Life of Lincoln."

    The Lincoln Story Book

    Henry L. Williams

  • Without the walls of Newgate the house of his frequentation was the 'Dog Tavern.'

    A Book of Scoundrels

    Charles Whibley

  • Evidently the frequentation of St. Joseph's was much the same as the theatres.

    Evelyn Innes

    George Moore

  • Lincoln confessed at the outset of life that he was going to avoid society, as its frequentation was incompatible with study.

    The Lincoln Story Book

    Henry L. Williams

  • The frequentation of the port of Nieuport presents all the facilities which the merchants can require.

British Dictionary definitions for frequentation


  1. the act or practice of frequenting or visiting often
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