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Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Definitions for delectation

  1. Great pleasure; delight, enjoyment.

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Citations for delectation
Even after the buffet had evolved into the more functional sideboard in the 18th century, lavish arrangements of silver and porcelain continued to be laid out for the delectation of guests at large dinners. Pilar Viladas, New York Times
At other times she'll get so worked up by some pet poeticism that she forgets she's not writing just for her own delectation. David Klinghoffer, National Review
Origin of delectation
Delectation derives from Latin delectatio, from the past participle of delectare, "to please."