assentation

[as-en-tey-shuh n]
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noun

the practice of assenting readily, especially obsequiously.

Nearby words

  1. assemblyperson,
  2. assemblywoman,
  3. assemblé,
  4. assen,
  5. assent,
  6. assentient,
  7. assentor,
  8. asser,
  9. assert,
  10. asserted

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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British Dictionary definitions for assentation

assentation

noun

servile or hypocritical agreement
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