pollicitation

noun pol·lic·i·ta·tion \pəˌlisəˈtāshən\

Definition of pollicitation

plural

-s

  1. 1 archaic :  the action or result of promising :  promise

  2. 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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