noun cunc·ta·tion \ˌkəŋ(k)-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of cunctation

  1. :  delay


play \ˈkəŋ(k)-ˌtā-tiv, -tə-tiv\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of cunctation

Latin cunctation-, cunctatio, from cunctari to hesitate; akin to Sanskrit śaṅkate he wavers, Old English hangian to hang

First Known Use: 1585

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