Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of illaqueating, or the state of being illaqueated, insnared, or entrapped.
  • noun A snare; a noose.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare The act of catching or insnaring.
  • noun A snare; a trap.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete Trapping or entangling someone or something in a noose, snaring; hanging.
  • noun A snare; a trap.

Etymologies

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From Latin illaqueare + -ation.

Examples

  • For we see reason is disturbed in the administration thereof by three means — by illaqueation or sophism, which pertains to logic; by imagination or impression, which pertains to rhetoric; and by passion or affection, which pertains to morality.

    The Advancement of Learning

  • To Johnson they seemed 'pedantic;' to most modern readers they have an old-world charm; but in any case we know little more of Sir Thomas when we have observed that he is capable of using for 'hanging' the periphrasis 'illaqueation or pendulous suffocation.'

    Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)

  • For we see reason is disturbed in the administration thereof by three means -- by illaqueation or sophism, which pertains to logic; by imagination or impression, which pertains to rhetoric; and by passion or affection, which pertains to morality.

    The Advancement of Learning

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  • Not "to catch someone . . .". That is a verb phrase. 'Illaqueation' is a noun. Thus, "catching someone . . . " or some such.

    February 19, 2009

  • My dictionary says "The act of catching or ensnaring" or "A snare; a trap." So two nounal uses. ;-)

    February 20, 2009

  • And of course the adjectival form is illaqueationy.

    February 20, 2009

  • Its tail waved in protest as he plucked the hook free from its fibrous lip. Raising the fish to the sky, he smiled in triumph of his piscine illaqueation.

    March 28, 2009