anathematization

noun

anath·​e·​ma·​ti·​za·​tion
-məˌtīˈz-
plural -s

Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin anathematisation-, anathematisatio, from Late Latin anathematizatus (past participle of anathematizare) + Latin -ion-, -io -ion

First Known Use

1593, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anathematization was in 1593

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“Anathematization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anathematization. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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