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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Definitions for gratulation

  1. a feeling of joy.
  2. the expression of joy.

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Citations for gratulation
Nay more, even when I had reached you safely and beheld the city full of delight and gratulation and sacrifices, I was still suspicious of Fortune, knowing that she bestows upon men no great boon that is without alloy or free from divine displeasure. Plutarch, translated by Bernadotte Perrin, Plutarch's Lives, Volume VI, 1918
…I cannot but hope that, if you knew at how dear a rate our honours are purchased, you would look with some gratulation on our success… Samuel Johnson, "The danger of attempting wit in conversation," The Rambler, July 23, 1751
Origin of gratulation
late Middle English
1425-1475
Gratulation can be traced to the Latin root grātus meaning "pleasing."