Allectation Al`lec*ta"tion, n. [L. allectatio.] Enticement; allurement. [Obs.] --Bailey. [1913 Webster]

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  • allectation — † allecˈtation Obs. 0 [ad. L. allectātiōn em, n. of action f. allectā re: see allect.] An alluring. in Blount; in Coles; 1721–1800 in Bailey …   Useful english dictionary

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