- an expression of good wishes; congratulation.
Origin of felicitation
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Examples from the Web for felicitations
All the Kings of faction received in their turns his homage and felicitations.Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud, Complete
This he did, and the explosion of courtesy and felicitations that followed was terrific.
While he hurried me to a dressing-room, he overwhelmed me with felicitations on the result of the day.Jack Hinton
Charles James Lever
What dinner-parties, what felicitations, what discussions I promised myself!Erasmus and the Age of Reformation
Tokens of condolement mingled themselves with welcomes and felicitations.The Home
- a less common word for congratulation
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Word Origin and History for felicitations
1709, noun of action from felicitate. Related: Felicitations.
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