Related to compellation: compilation, edified, interrelated, assuaged


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.]
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a rare word for appellation
[C17: from Latin compellātiō, from compellāre to accost, from appellāre to call]
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(ˌkɒm pəˈleɪ ʃən)

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.
Now after compellation of board members appointment time period positions of CDA board members would vacant.
They, however, also threatened that if their legitimate demands would not be fulfilled before 1st May they would initiate grand protest movement towards Chief Minister Sindh and Sindh Assembly in the condition of compellation.
The minister said that the ML-1 from railway project from Peshawar to Karachi is being upgraded at a cost of US 8 billion dollars and after compellation of this project the speed of trains will be increased from existing 80 KM per hour to 160 KM per hour.
During the 90s, O'Krent was given the privilege to participate in the largest video compellation of personal recorded histories - Steven Spielberg's Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation.
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1 a fauorable compellation. 2 a reasonable postulation:--...
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.
(39) They also point very providently that the main purpose of a war is still 4GW oriented and focused on changing minds of "our opponents to force them to fulfill our will." (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.