Velitation
Velitation Vel`i*ta"tion, n. [L. velitatio, fr. velitari, velitatus, to skirmish, from veles, -itis, a light-armed soldier.] A dispute or contest; a slight contest; a skirmish. [R.] --Sir M. Hale. [1913 Webster]

After a short velitation we parted. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]


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  • velitation — index confrontation (altercation), contention (opposition) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • velitation — [vel΄ə tā′shən] n. [L velitatio < velitatus, pp. of velitari, to skirmish < velites,VELITES] a hostile encounter; skirmish or dispute …   English World dictionary

  • velitation — /vel i tay sheuhn/, n. a minor dispute or contest. [1600 10; < L velitation (s. of velitatio), equiv. to velitat(us) (ptp. of velitari to skirmish, deriv. of veles (s. velit ) foot soldier; see ATE1) + ion ION] * * * …   Universalium

  • vélitation — (vé li ta sion) s. f. Légère attaque (latinisme inusité). •   Ayant vu, depuis un an et demi, la vélitation qu il avait écrite contre moi, DESC. Remarques sur les 7es object. I. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. velitationem, escarmouche, de velites (voy.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • velitation — noun A fight or a skirmish …   Wiktionary

  • velitation — vel·i·ta·tion …   English syllables

  • velitation —   n. skirmish; minor argument …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • velitation — n. archaic a slight skirmish or controversy. Etymology: L velitatio f. velitari skirmish f. veles velitis light armed skirmisher …   Useful english dictionary

  • Contention — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Contention >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 contention contention strife Sgm: N 1 contest contest contestation Sgm: N 1 struggle struggle Sgm: N 1 belligerency belligerency Sgm: N 1 opposition opposition …   English dictionary for students

  • confrontation — I (act of setting face to face) noun act of facing, approach, audience, colloquy, coming together, conference, consultation, dialogue, discussion, encounter, engagement, interview, meeting, parley, rencounter associated concepts: right of… …   Law dictionary

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