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[law-dey-shuh n]
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  1. an act or instance of lauding; encomium; tribute.
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Origin of laudation

1425–75; late Middle English laudacion < Latin laudātiōn- (stem of laudātiō) a praising, equivalent to laudāt(us) (past participle of laudāre to laud) + -iōn- -ion
Related formsin·ter·lau·da·tion, nouno·ver·lau·da·tion, nounself-lau·da·tion, noun
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Historical Examples

  • It is wonderful how a mite of laudation will prod us to be more worthy.

    The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4)

    W. Grant Hague

  • I have no intention of saying a word in laudation of the Atlantic cable.

  • He heard nothing but laudation of the wine and remarks upon the cookery.

  • The laudation here too is characteristic; but it disposes of Carlyle's.

  • There was no chattering about clever men, and no laudation of good men.

British Dictionary definitions for laudation


  1. a formal word for praise
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Word Origin and History for laudation


late 15c., from Latin laudationem (nominative laudatio) "a praising, commendation," noun of action from past participle stem of laudare "to praise" (see laud).

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