alliciency

noun

plural -es
obsolete
: the quality or power of attracting : attractiveness

Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin allicientia from Latin allicient-, alliciens (present participle of allicere to allure, from ad- + -licere, from lacere to entice) + -ia -y

First Known Use

1646, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alliciency was in 1646

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“Alliciency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alliciency. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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