American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of addressing or designating someone by name.
- n. A name; an appellation.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A distinguishing form of address or salutation; a characteristic appellation or denomination.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Style of address or salutation; an appellation.
- From Latin compellatio, from compellatus, the past participle of compello, from com- + pello. Compare appellation. (Wiktionary)
- Latin compellātiō, compellātiōn-, from compellātus, past participle of compellāre, to address; see pel-5 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The compellation is very tender-Son; intimating a fatherly care of him and concern for him.”
“The compellation is very familiar; he speaks unto them as unto his sons, with the care and tenderness of a father: Children.”
“Thought we could all work together & put together the compellation of names & stuff.”
“PESCA: And there're also new releases from Bay Area hip-hop group, Subtle, R&B diva Ashanti - she has a new album, that's interesting - Mr. Gwen Stefani himself, Gavin Rossdale, and a new "Now That's What I Call Music" compellation.”
“And anyone who follows African music will know a lot of people on this compellation.”
“And what, I beseech you, hinders, but all Christians, obtaining the same privileges, may honour God with the same compellation?”
“So far, therefore, is our Lord in these words from denying his Godhead, that he rather doth, as it were, draw this person in to own and acknowledge it: "Thou seemest in thy very address to me, and the compellation thou gavest me, to own me for the Messias: and dost thou take me for God too as well as man, when thou callest me good, seeing there is none good but God only?”
“By what word soever Christ expressed this children to them, it seems to be a very familiar and gentle compellation, that his disciples, from that very salutation of his, might discern him.”
“Christ were known to all, then were this compellation very improper, because it is distinguishing.”
“Jason's-crew, who landed from the Argo-Mayflower, usually bearing a name thus significant, and manifesting, even at her age, traits of character justifying the compellation.”
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