annunciation

noun an·nun·ci·a·tion \ ə-ˌnən(t)-sē-ˈā-shən \

Definition of annunciation

1 capitalized :March 25 observed as a church festival in commemoration of the announcement of the Incarnation to the Virgin Mary
2 :the act of announcing or of being announced :announcement

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Origin and Etymology of annunciation

Middle English annunciacioun, from Anglo-French annuntiatun, from Late Latin annuntiation-, annuntiatio, from Latin annuntiare — more at announce



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