tran·​sump·​tion | \ -(p)shən \
plural -s

Definition of transumption

: an act, process, or instance of making a copy only experts could read the original, a transumption in the ordinary hand— H. W. Smith

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History and Etymology for transumption

Medieval Latin transumption-, transumptio transcription, from Latin, transferal of terms, from transumptus (past participle of transumere to take from one to another, from trans- + sumere to take, from sub- up + emere to take) + -ion-, -io -ion

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“Transumption.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 11 December 2019.

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