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noun lic·i·ta·tion \ˌli-sə-ˈtā-shən\

Legal Definition of licitation

  1. :  the act of offering for sale or bidding at an auction; specifically in the civil law of Louisiana :  a mode of partitioning property held in common by sale at auction

Origin and Etymology of licitation

Latin licitatio, from licitari to bid a price, from licere to be for sale

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capable of being understood in two ways

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