compellation

noun com·pel·la·tion \ ˌkäm-pə-ˈlā-shən , -ˌpe- \

Definition of compellation

1 : an act or action of addressing someone
2 : appellation 1

Examples of compellation in a Sentence

  1. apparently no one dares to enter the world of professional wrestling without a catchy compellation

Origin and Etymology of compellation

Latin compellation-, compellatio, from compellare to address, from com- + -pellare (as in appellare to accost, appeal to)


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