transitive verb
nun·​cu·​pate | \ ˈnəŋkyəˌpāt \

Definition of nuncupate

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

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History and Etymology for nuncupate

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

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“Nuncupate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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