prestigiation

noun
pres·​tig·​i·​a·​tion | \ preˌstijēˈāshən \
plural -s

Definition of prestigiation

archaic
: the performance of tricks of magic or illusion

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History and Etymology for prestigiation

Late Latin praestigiatus (past participle of praestigiare to do conjurer's tricks, from Latin praestigiae) + English -ion

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“Prestigiation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prestigiation. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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