noun il·la·tion \i-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of illation

  1. 1 :  the action of inferring :  inference

  2. 2 :  a conclusion inferred

Origin and Etymology of illation

Late Latin illation-, illatio, from Latin, action of bringing in, from inferre (past participle illatus) to bring in, from in- + ferre to carry — more at tolerate, bear

First Known Use: 1533

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