exercitation

[ ig-zur-si-tey-shuhn ]
/ ɪgˌzɜr sɪˈteɪ ʃən /

noun

exercise or exertion, as of the faculties or powers of the body or mind: an exercitation of the imagination.
practice or training: exercitations in logical thinking.
the performance of a religious observance; an act of worship.
a disquisition or discourse performed as a display of skill.

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Origin of exercitation

1325–75; Middle English exercitacioun<Latin exercitātiōn- (stem of exercitātiō) exercise, practice, equivalent to exercitāt(us) (past participle of exercitāre, to exercise, frequentative of exercēre;see exercise) + -iōn--ion
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British Dictionary definitions for exercitation

exercitation
/ (ɪɡˌzɜːsɪˈteɪʃən) /

noun

a rare word for exercise

Word Origin for exercitation

C14: from Latin exercitātiō, from exercitāre frequentative of exercēre to exercise
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