delectation

[ dee-lek-tey-shuh n ]
/ ˌdi lɛkˈteɪ ʃən /

noun

delight; enjoyment.

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Origin of delectation

1350–1400; Middle English delectacioun < Latin dēlectātiōn- (stem of dēlectātiō), equivalent to dēlectāt(us) (see delectate) + -iōn- -ion

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British Dictionary definitions for delectation

delectation
/ (ˌdiːlɛkˈteɪʃən) /

noun

pleasure; enjoyment
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