compellation

[kom-puh-ley-shuh n]

noun

the act of addressing a person.
manner or form of address; appellation.

Nearby words

  1. compañia,
  2. compd.,
  3. comped,
  4. compeer,
  5. compel,
  6. compelling,
  7. compendious,
  8. compendium,
  9. compensable,
  10. compensate

Origin of compellation

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

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British Dictionary definitions for compellation

compellation

noun

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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