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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Definitions for delectation

  1. delight; enjoyment.

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Citations for delectation
As you look at the drawings, secrets come out of them, -- private jokes, as it were, imparted to you by the author for your special delectation. William Makepeace Thackeray, "John Leech's Pictures of Life and Character," Quarterly Review, December 1854
... how can you style yourself a true Child of Fortune and not wish to avail yourself of spheres of consciousness never previously known to mortal man when a veritable smorgasbord of same is laid out for your delectation? Norman Spinrad, Child of Fortune, 1985
Origin of delectation
Delectation can be traced to the Latin verb dēlectāre meaning "to delight." It entered English in hte late 1300s.