from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To dedicate.
  • v. To solemnly pronounce
  • v. To declare, usually of a will, by word of mouth only.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To declare publicly or solemnly; to proclaim formally.
  • transitive v. To dedicate by declaration; to inscribe.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To vow publicly and solemnly.
  • To dedicate; inscribe.
  • To declare orally (a will or testament).


From Latin nuncupātus, past participle of nuncupō ("pronounce, name as heir"), contraction of nōmen ("name") and capiō ("take, seize") (Wiktionary)


  • _Ubi sunt eorum tabulae qui post vota nuncupate perierunt_?

    On Compromise


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