noun sub·no·ta·tion \¦səbˌnōˈtāshən\

Definition of subnotation

  1. :  a written answer to an inquiry addressed by a private citizen upon some matter of law or policy to an emperor, sovereign, or pope

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Origin and Etymology of subnotation

Late Latin subnotation-, subnotatio act of signing underneath, from Latin subnotatus (past participle of subnotare to mark underneath, from sub- + notare to mark, sign, note) + -ion-, -io -ion — more at note

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a trip made at another's expense

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