transitive verb nun·cu·pate \ˈnəŋkyəˌpāt\

Definition of nuncupate


  1. 1 obsolete a :  to inscribe to by way of compliment :  dedicate nuncupating my litany to your ladyship — John Bastwick b :  to utter solemnly :  pronounce they do here … nuncupate this deliberate vow — Edmund Burke

  2. 2 :  to declare (a will) publicly :  proclaim how doth that will appear … in whose presence did he nuncupate it — Isaac Barrow

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Origin and Etymology of nuncupate

Latin nuncupatus, past participle of nuncupare to name, declare, dedicate, contraction of nomen capere, from nomen name + capere to take — more at name, heave

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a brief usually trivial fact

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