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velitation Line breaks: veli|ta¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˌvɛlɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n/

Definition of velitation in English:


A slight skirmish or controversy.


Early 17th century: from Latin velitatio(n-), from velitari 'to skirmish', from veles, velit- 'light-armed skirmisher'.

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