captation

noun cap·ta·tion \kapˈtāshən\

Definition of captation

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  an attempt to achieve or acquire something (as favor or applause) especially artfully the candidate's obvious captation

  2. 2 :  the making of an ad captandum appeal

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Origin and Etymology of captation

Latin captation-, captatio, from captatus (past participle of captare to chase, strive to seize) + -ion-, -io -ion


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