- the act of addressing a person.
- manner or form of address; appellation.
Origin of compellation
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Related Words for compellationterm, brand, style, label, flag, signature, sign, nickname, moniker, description, classification, letter, nod, ovation, salute, reception, hello, card, surname, head
Examples from the Web for compellation
Historical Examples of compellation
The compellation "God of my righteousness" is still mighty with God.The Expositor's Bible: The Psalms, Vol. 1
Nothing could have been more appositely imagined than this compellation.Shorter Novels, Eighteenth Century
The compellation "Brethren" is itself a rebuke to such heartless pride.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Galatians
G. G. Findlay
- 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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