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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Attendance or waiting upon; a following. Blount; Bailey.


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  • Or maybe it's just that in making way for new words like blog and bromance, staycation, and chillax, we use up the lexicological shelf space that used to accommodate words like assectation, following something else; or drollic, which describes puppet shows.

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  • JM has an affectation that the assectation of his status is virtually guaranteed

    May 25, 2009