compellation

[kom-puh-ley-shuh n]
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Origin of compellation

1595–1605; < Latin compellātiōn- (stem of compellātiō) an accosting, a rebuke. See com-, appellation
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compellation

noun
  1. a rare word for appellation

Word Origin for compellation

C17: from Latin compellātiō, from compellāre to accost, from appellāre to call
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