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[fi-lis-i-tey-shuh n]
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  1. an expression of good wishes; congratulation.
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Origin of felicitation

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

  • All the Kings of faction received in their turns his homage and felicitations.

    Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud, Complete

    Lewis Goldsmith

  • 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!

  • Tokens of condolement mingled themselves with welcomes and felicitations.

    The Home

    Fredrika Bremer

British Dictionary definitions for felicitations


pl n, sentence substitute
  1. 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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