Definition of pollicitation
1 archaic : the action or result of promising : promise
2a Roman law : an offer unaccepted or informal promise not accepted by the promisee but made enforceable as to promise of dos by late legislation b civil law : a promise or proposal not accepted : an unaccepted offer
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Origin and Etymology of pollicitation
Latin pollicitation-, pollicitatio, from pollicitatus (past participle of pollicitari to promise, from pollicitus, past participle of pollicēri to bid, offer, promise, from pol-, por- —akin to Latin per through—+ licēri to bid) + -ion-, -io -ion; akin to Latin licēre to be permitted, be for sale
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