dissuasion

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noun dis·sua·sion \di-ˈswā-zhən\

Definition of dissuasion

  1. :  the action of dissuading

Origin and Etymology of dissuasion

Middle English dissuasioun, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin dissuasion-, dissuasio, from dissuadēre


First Known Use: 15th century

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