ampliation

noun
am·pli·a·tion | \ˌamplēˈāshən\
plural -s

Definition of ampliation 

1 archaic : enlargement, amplification

2 [ Latin ampliation-, ampliatio ] : a postponement of the decision of a cause in civil law

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First Known Use of ampliation

1620, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ampliation

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

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