mactation

noun
mac·​ta·​tion | \ makˈtāshən \
plural -s

Definition of mactation

: an act of killing especially : the ritual slaughter of a sacrificial victim

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History and Etymology for mactation

Late Latin mactation-, mactatio, from Latin mactatus (past participle of mactare to honor, sacrifice, slay, slaughter, from mactus worshiped, honored) + -ion-, -io -ion

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“Mactation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mactation. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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