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compellation

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noun com·pel·la·tion \ˌkäm-pə-ˈlā-shən, -ˌpe-\

Definition of compellation

  1. 1 :  an act or action of addressing someone

  2. 2 :  appellation 1



Examples of compellation in a sentence

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



Origin and Etymology 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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