signation

noun sig·na·tion \sigˈnāshən\

Definition of signation

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  the act of making the sign of the cross

  2. 2 obsolete :  a distinguishing mark

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Origin and Etymology of signation

Late Latin signation-, signatio, from signatus (past participle of signare to make the sign of the cross, from Latin, to mark, seal) + Latin -ion-, -io -ion


First Known Use: 1607


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