ampliation

noun

am·​pli·​a·​tion
ˌamplēˈāshən
plural -s
1
2
[Latin ampliation-, ampliatio] : a postponement of the decision of a cause in civil law

Word History

Etymology

Middle French, from Late Latin ampliation-, ampliatio, from Latin, postponement of the decision of a cause, from ampliatus (past participle of ampliare to enlarge, postpone the decision of) + -ion-, -io -ion

First Known Use

1620, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of ampliation was in 1620

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“Ampliation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ampliation. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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