noun pre·li·ba·tion \ˌprēlīˈbāshən\

Definition of prelibation

  1. 1 :  foretaste

  2. 2 :  a preliminary offering or an offering of first fruits

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Origin and Etymology of prelibation

Latin praelibation-, praelibatio, from praelibatus (past participle of praelibare to taste beforehand, from prae- pre- + libare to pour as an offering, to taste) + -ion-, -io -ion — more at libation

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