exoculation

noun
plural -s

Definition of exoculation

obsolete
: the act of putting out the eyes (as in execution of a judicial sentence)

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History and Etymology for exoculation

Medieval Latin exoculation-, exoculatio, from Latin exoculatus (past participle of exoculare to put out the eyes, from ex- ex- entry 1 + -oculare, from oculus eye) + -ion-, -io -ion

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“Exoculation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exoculation. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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