signation

noun
sig·​na·​tion | \ sigˈnāshən \
plural -s

Definition of signation

1 : the act of making the sign of the cross
2 obsolete : a distinguishing mark

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First Known Use of signation

1607, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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

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“Signation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/signation. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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