increpation

noun in·cre·pa·tion \ˌinkrə̇ˈpāshən\

Definition of increpation

plural

-s

archaic

  1. :  chiding, rebuke, reproof

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Origin and Etymology of increpation

Middle French or Late Latin; Middle French, from Late Latin increpation-, increpatio, from Latin increpatus (past participle of increpare to make a noise, upbraid, from in- 2in- + crepare to crack, creak, break) + -ion-, -io -ion — more at raven


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