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compellation

[ kom-puh-ley-shuhn ]
/ ˌkɒm pəˈleɪ ʃən /
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noun
the act of addressing a person.
manner or form of address; appellation.
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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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British Dictionary definitions for compellation

compellation
/ (ˌkɒmpɛˈleɪʃən) /

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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