from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A fight or a skirmish.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A dispute or contest; a slight contest; a skirmish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dispute or contest; a slight skirmish.
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While the ladies in the tea-room of the Fox Hotel were engaged in the light snappish velitation, or skirmish, which we have described, the gentlemen who remained in the parlour were more than once like to have quarrelled more seriously.
Huh? Anyway, San Diego writer Michael Hemmingson had a little velitation with O'Reilly over a quote from O'Reilly's novel that Hemmingson used in one of his own novels.
If you're involved in a velitation, you are: a. fighting as a soldier in a war.
The reader will easily see that Byron is here meant, who, after a little velitation of no great promise, now appeared as a serious candidate, in the first two cantos of 'Childe Harold'. "