compotation

[ kom-puh-tey-shuhn ]
/ ˌkɒm pəˈteɪ ʃən /

noun

an act or instance of drinking or tippling together.

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Origin of compotation

First recorded in 1585–95, compotation is from the Latin word compōtātiōn- (stem of compōtātiō, translation of Greek sympósionsymposium). See com-, potation
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British Dictionary definitions for compotation

compotation
/ (ˌkɒmpəˈteɪʃən) /

noun

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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