felicitation

[ fi-lis-i-tey-shuh n ]
/ fɪˌlɪs ɪˈteɪ ʃən /

noun

an expression of good wishes; congratulation.

Origin of felicitation

First recorded in 1700–10; felicitate + -ion
Related formsself-fe·lic·i·ta·tion, noun
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felicitation


n.

1709, noun of action from felicitate. Related: Felicitations.

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