illation

[ih-ley-shuh n]
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Origin of illation

1525–35; < Late Latin illātiōn- (stem of illātiō) a carrying in, equivalent to Latin illāt(us) suppletive past participle of inferre to bring in, bear in (il- il-1 + lātus brought, earlier *tlātus; see tolerate) + -iōn- -ion
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illation

noun
  1. a rare word for inference

Word Origin for illation

C16: from Late Latin illātiō a bringing in, from Latin illātus brought in, from inferre to bring in, from in- ² + ferre to bear, carry
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