[ kom-puh-tey-shuh n ]
/ ˌkɒm pəˈteɪ ʃən /


an act or instance of drinking or tippling together.

Origin of compotation

First recorded in 1585–95, compotation is from the Latin word compōtātiōn- (stem of compōtātiō, translation of Greek sympósion symposium). See com-, potation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for compotation

/ (ˌkɒmpəˈteɪʃən) /


rare the act of drinking together in a company

Derived forms of compotation

compotator, noun

Word Origin for compotation

C16: from Latin compōtātiō, translation of Greek symposium
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