compellation


com·pel·la·tion

noun \ˌkäm-pə-ˈlā-shən, -ˌpe-\

Definition of COMPELLATION

1
:  an act or action of addressing someone
2
:  appellation 1

Examples of COMPELLATION

  1. <apparently no one dares to enter the world of professional wrestling without a catchy compellation>

Origin of COMPELLATION

Latin compellation-, compellatio, from compellare to address, from com- + -pellare (as in appellare to accost, appeal to)
First Known Use: 1603

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