Lam·​en·​ta·​tions | \ˌla-mən-ˈtā-shənz \

Definition of Lamentations 

: a poetic book on the fall of Jerusalem in canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture — see Bible Table

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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