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appellation

[ ap-uh-ley-shuhn ]
/ ˌæp əˈleɪ ʃən /
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noun

a name, title, or designation.
the act of naming.

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Origin of appellation

1400–50; late Middle English appelacion<Old French <Latin appellātiōn- (stem of appellātiō) a naming, equivalent to appellāt(us) (see appellate) + -iōn--ion

OTHER WORDS FROM appellation

mis·ap·pel·la·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for appellation

appellation
/ (ˌæpɪˈleɪʃən) /

noun

an identifying name or title
the act of naming or giving a title to
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