appellation

[ ap-uh-ley-shuh n ]
/ ˌæp əˈleɪ ʃən /

noun

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

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

Related forms

mis·ap·pel·la·tion, noun
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appellation

/ (ˌæpɪˈleɪʃən) /

noun

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