hariolation

noun har·i·o·la·tion \ˌharēəˈlāshən\

Definition of hariolation

plural

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  1. :  the act or process of deduction :  guesswork facts as distinguished from what classical scholars call hariolations — George Saintsbury

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Origin and Etymology of hariolation

Latin hariolation-, hariolatio action of prophesying, from hariolatus (past participle of hariolari to prophesy, divine) + -ion-, -io -ion; probably akin to Latin haruspex soothsayer, diviner — more at yarn


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