Origin of congratulation
Examples from the Web for congratulation
I offered him my hand in congratulation, and he seized and shook it like the good-natured fool he was—or pretended to be.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But in an era when Washington can barely keep its doors open, some congratulation is in order.
"I thought she'd be an elderly one somehow," he said in congratulation of himself.Red Pepper's Patients|Grace S. Richmond
The Baronet waved his hand, in act of congratulation to Juliet, but forbore speaking; and Riley went on.The Wanderer (Volume 5 of 5)|Fanny Burney
On Monday the 26th the cardinal went to the palace for an audience, and again there was more matter for congratulation.The Reign of Mary Tudor|W. Llewelyn Williams.
His Holiness the Pope has written a letter of congratulation to the pious founder.
From all sides letters of congratulation poured in upon the modest author.History of the Jews, Vol. V (of 6)|Heinrich Graetz
Word Origin and History for congratulation
mid-15c., from Latin congratulationem (nominative congratulatio), noun of action from past participle stem of congratulari "wish joy," from com- "together, with" (see com-) + gratulari "give thanks, show joy," from gratus "agreeable" (see grace (n.)).