cunctation

noun cunc·ta·tion \ ˌkəŋ(k)-ˈtā-shən \

Definition of cunctation

: delay

cunctative

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


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