Definition of obcaecation
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Origin and Etymology of obcaecation
obsolete French obcecation, from Middle French, from Late Latin obcaecation-, obcaecatio, occaecation-, occaecatio act of hiding, from Latin obcaecatus, occaecatus (past participle of obcaecare, occaecare to blind, from ob-, oc- toward, against, over + caecare to blind, from caecus blind) + -ion-, -io -ion — more at ob-, cecum
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