assentation

noun
as·​sen·​ta·​tion | \ ˌa-sᵊn-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce assentation (audio) , ˌa-ˌsen-\

Definition of assentation

: ready assent especially when insincere or obsequious

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The scandal threw Shambhala into further turmoil, setting the stage for Mipham’s assentation. Jackson Barnett, The Denver Post, "Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Boulder-bred ‘king’ of Shambhala, chosen by his father to lead Buddhist community," 7 July 2019

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First Known Use of assentation

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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