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allision

[ uh-lizh-uhn ]
/ əˈlɪʒ ən /
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noun Law.

the striking of one ship by another.

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Origin of allision

1625–35; <Late Latin allīsiōn (stem of allīsiō), equivalent to allīs(us) struck at, past participle of allīdere (al-al- + -līd- strike (combining form of laed-;see lesion) + -tus past participle suffix) + -iōn--ion
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