noun per·con·ta·tion \ˌpərˌkän‧ˈtāshən\

Definition of percontation




  1. :  an act or process of questioning :  inquiry

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Origin and Etymology of percontation

Latin percontation-, percontatio, from percontatus (past participle of percontari to inquire, literally, to sound with a punting pole, from per through, by means of, + contus pole, punting pole, from Greek kontos) + -ion-, -io -ion; akin to Greek kentein to prick — more at for, center

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to criticize severely

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