dignation

noun
plural -s

Definition of dignation

obsolete
: the act of showing esteem especially to an inferior : condescension

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First Known Use of dignation

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dignation

Middle English dignacion, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French dignation, from Latin dignation-, dignatio, from dignatus (past participle of dignare, dignari to consider worthy, deign) + -ion-, -io -ion

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