Definition of hariolation
: 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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