Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. contentment; satisfaction

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Content; satisfaction.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Content; satisfaction.
  • n. Discharge or payment; satisfaction, as of a claim.

Etymologies

Latin contentatio. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And how excellent is contentation, which is a counterpoise against this sin?

    The Art of Divine Contentment: An Exposition of Philippians 4:11

  • But women serve onely for mens contentation, and to bring Children; and therefore are they generally beloved, which if they faile of, either it is by unfortunate marriage, or some imperfection depending on nature, not through want of good will in themselves.

    The Decameron

  • At the length, love to the youth, so prevailed with her, that she concluded on his contentation, and (come of it what could) shee would not send for it; but go her selfe in person to request it, and then returne home againe with it: whereupon thus she spake.

    The Decameron

  • Many mornings had they thus met together, to their no meane delight and contentation, till one especial morning among the rest, when Lazaro was gone forth to worke, and Striguario (so was the amorous young man named) visiting Peronella in the house: upon

    The Decameron

  • Houshold, concerning his charge during the time of her Regiment, for contentation of all the company; thus shee spake.

    The Decameron

  • If any man behaue himselfe valiantly in the fielde, to the contentation of the

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Ambassador in our Realme, and how honourably with full answere in all things, her Maiestie dismissed him, when hee had finished all thy princely affaires (as it seemed) to his owne contentation, it may well appeare by a true certificate lately sent with her highnes letter unto thee Lord, by her messenger Robert Beast, and her

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • And for that our princely, and secret affaires were not finished to our contentation at our time appointed according to our expectation, we doe now leaue of all these matters, and set them aside for the time, because our minde is nowe otherwise changed, but hereafter when occasion shall mooue vs to the like, wee will then talke of those matters againe.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Then sayd his Maiestie, We haue heard you, and will consider of all things further when wee haue read the Queene our sisters letters: to whom I answered, that I supposed his Maiestie should by those letters vnderstand her highnesse full minde to his contentation, and what wanted in writing I had credite to accomplish in word.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Philip, and the great Turke, and which of them was of most power: whom I answered to his contentation, not dispraysing the great

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

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