from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Performance; doing; carrying out.
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France, and lord of Ireland, for the performation of the things vnderwritten, on the one part: and the hon. personages M. Henry
His theory of performation, which postu - lated that all reproduced life must already have “pre - existed” morphologically in the parental seed, then succeeded so well that it dominated, in one version or another, biological thinking for a century to come.