compellation


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com·pel·la·tion

 (kŏm′pə-lā′shən)
n.
1. The act of addressing or designating someone by name.
2. A name; an appellation.

[Latin compellātiō, compellātiōn-, from compellātus, past participle of compellāre, to address; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]

compellation

(ˌkɒmpɛˈleɪʃən)
n
a rare word for appellation
[C17: from Latin compellātiō, from compellāre to accost, from appellāre to call]

com•pel•la•tion

(ˌkɒm pəˈleɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of addressing a person.
2. manner or form of address; appellation.
[1595–1605; < Latin compellātiō accosting, rebuke. See com-, appellation]
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And here we shall need only to resort to what happened the preceding day, when, hearing from Lady Bellaston that Mr Western was arrived in town, she went to pay her duty to him, at his lodgings at Piccadilly, where she was received with many scurvy compellations too coarse to be repeated, and was even threatened to be kicked out of doors.
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He was speaking to a graceful ceremony to distribute certificate to the officers of NH and MP and para medical staff on successful compellation of first aid course.
He was speaking in a graceful ceremony to distribute certificate to the officers of NH and MP and para medical staff on successful compellation of first aid course.
40) It is about non-lethal power that is still violent as Hannah Arendt analyzed: "A power of a man over a man" (41) is by her words a violent activity as it leads to a deliberate and enforced compellation of our will.
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