noun Date: 15th century the act of praising ; eulogy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Laudation — Lau*da tion, n. [L. laudatio: cf. OE. taudation. See {Land}, v. t.] The act of lauding; praise; high commendation. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • laudation — I noun benediction, blessing, doxology; encomium, eulogy, exaltation, glorification, honor, idolatry, invocation, magnification, praise II index doxology, honor (outward respect), mention (tribute) …   Law dictionary

  • laudation — late 15c., from L. laudationem (nom. laudatio) a praising, commendation, noun of action from pp. stem of laudere to praise (see LAUD (Cf. laud)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • laudation — [lô dā′shən] n. [L laudatio] a lauding or being lauded …   English World dictionary

  • laudation — /law day sheuhn/, n. an act or instance of lauding; encomium; tribute. [1425 75; late ME laudacion < L laudation (s. of laudatio) a praising, equiv. to laudat(us) (ptp. of laudare to LAUD) + ion ION] * * * …   Universalium

  • laudation — laud ► VERB formal ▪ praise highly. DERIVATIVES laudation noun. ORIGIN Latin laudare, from laus praise …   English terms dictionary

  • laudation — noun /lɔːˈdeɪ.ʃən/ The act of lauding; praise; high commendation. Ant: sarcasm …   Wiktionary

  • Laudation — Lau|da|ti|on 〈f. 20〉 = Laudatio * * * Lau|da|ti|on, die; , en: Laudatio …   Universal-Lexikon

  • laudation — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. An expression of warm approval: acclaim, acclamation, applause, celebration, commendation, compliment, encomium, eulogy, kudos, panegyric, plaudit, praise. See PRAISE. 2. The honoring of a deity, as in worship:… …   English dictionary for students

  • Laudation — Lau|da|ti|on die; , en: Lobrede …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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