from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Common misspelling of allegation.
  • n. The act of tying together or attaching by some bond.
  • n. The state of being attached.
  • n. An old and practical method of solving arithmetic problems related to mixtures of ingredients.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of tying together or attaching by some bond, or the state of being attached.
  • n. A rule relating to the solution of questions concerning the compounding or mixing of different ingredients, or ingredients of different qualities or values.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of binding; the state of being bound or united.
  • n. The name of several rules or processes in practical arithmetic (see below) for ascertaining the relations between the proportions and prices of the ingredients of a mixture and the cost of the mixture itself per unit of weight or volume. Also called the rule of mixtures.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • May 16th, 2008 7: 10 pm ET this is ridicules! john mccain is the best candidite in the race! this stupid alligation is the product of the libral media trying to make him a lier! aghhhh!!!

    McCain campaign to reporters: 'Jamie Rubin lied'

  • It was interesting to see those little Tlaxcalan fellows solve problems in alligation and percentage, in bonds and mortgages; but it is doubtful whether any of them, in actual life, will have to deal with blending coffees, or with selling bonds, and cutting coupons.

    In Indian Mexico (1908)

  • Truth to say, it was so long since we had studied alligation, that we had really forgotten what it was, and so expressed a preference for it.

    In Indian Mexico (1908)

  • Accordingly fourteen or fifteen boys, from ten to fourteen years of age, stepped out upon the dirt floor; we were told that they could work examples in percentage, interest, bonds and mortgages, discount, alligation -- which did we prefer?

    In Indian Mexico (1908)

  • There were banking and equation of payments and all the "roots" and progression and alligation and mensuration.

    A Little Girl in Old Boston

  • This he did as far as barter and alligation; so that all the time I was there I was entirely employed.

    The Life of Olaudah Equiano Or Gustavus Vassa The African

  • Lots of colored people are getting tickets for so many stupid alligation on the streets, till the judge will have to dismiss so many ridiculous cases.

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  • His past legal issues do not exist since they were only alligation.

    Blogger KING

  • Well seems as sex alligation gets attention I have been trying to get somebody attention for the poor, inadequate care I have received from the Huntington VA for 3months but nobody wants to listen, they have made several mistakes, but told me they didnt make mistakes, I have been in the ER 3 times for a kidney stone not once asked for my picture ID, a nurse tried to give me another patient shot and me telling him that was not for me, then the doctor looked up and said no wrong patient, I recenty called the HVA and give them my name last 4 and they argued that I was Alfered not correct.


  • - having smell or taste of garlic; belonging to the onion family of plants. alligation



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  • JM says 'Attach ya later, Alligation'.

    January 9, 2010