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delectation

[ dee-lek-tey-shuhn ]
/ ˌdi lɛkˈteɪ ʃən /
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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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