attingent

[uh-tin-juh nt]

adjective Archaic.

touching; in contact.

Nearby words

  1. atticism,
  2. atticize,
  3. atticotomy,
  4. attila,
  5. attila the hun,
  6. attire,
  7. attired,
  8. attirement,
  9. attis,
  10. attitude

Origin of attingent

1570–80; < Latin attingent- (stem of attingēns touching, present participle of attingere), equivalent to at- at- + -ting- (combining form of tang- touch) + -ent- -ent

Related formsat·tin·gence, at·tin·gen·cy, noun

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