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assentation

[as-en-tey-shuh n]
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noun
  1. the practice of assenting readily, especially obsequiously.
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Origin of assentation

First recorded in 1475–85, assentation is from the Latin word assentātiōn- (stem of assentātiō). See assent, -ation
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  • With him Placebo justifies his assentation on the ground that lords are better informed than their inferiors.

    The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1

    Alexander Pope


British Dictionary definitions for assentation

assentation

noun
  1. servile or hypocritical agreement
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