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velitation

[vel-i-tey-shuh n]
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noun
  1. a minor dispute or contest.
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Origin of velitation

1600–10; < Latin vēlitātiōn- (stem of vēlitātiō), equivalent to vēlitāt(us) (past participle of vēlitārī to skirmish, derivative of vēles (stem vēlit-) foot soldier; see -ate1) + -iōn- -ion
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violence, combat, clash, contest, run-in, battle, skirmish, bout, dispute, action, conflict, quarrel, contention, scrap, engagement, collision, hassle, brush, rumpus, fray