Placation Pla*ca"tion, n. [L. placatio.] The act of placating. [R.] --Puttenham (1589). [1913 Webster]

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  • placation — (n.) 1580s, from Fr. placation (16c.), from L. placationem, noun of action from pp. stem of placare (see PLACATE (Cf. placate)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • placation — index conciliation, mollification Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • placation — noun A process or act of placating; appeasement or an expression of appeasement. The refusal, at certain times and seasons, of food that in itself is hygienically good and palatable, in placation of a deity, or, without further explanation, to… …   Wiktionary

  • placation — noun see placate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • placation — See placater. * * * …   Universalium

  • placation — Synonyms and related words: United Nations troops, appeasement, calming, conciliation, detente, dulcification, easing of relations, mediation, mollification, pacification, peace keeping force, peacemaking, peacemongering, placability,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • placation — pleɪ keɪʃn /plÉ™ k n. appeasement, satisfaction; reconciliation, pacification …   English contemporary dictionary

  • placation — pla·ca·tion …   English syllables

  • placation — noun the act of placating and overcoming distrust and animosity • Syn: ↑conciliation, ↑propitiation • Derivationally related forms: ↑propitiate (for: ↑propitiation), ↑conciliate ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • placate — [plə keɪt, plakeɪt, pleɪ ] verb calm, pacify, or appease. Derivatives placating adjective placatingly adverb placation noun placatory adjective …   English new terms dictionary

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