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appellation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Appellation  \Ap`pel*la"tion\,  n.  [L.  appellatio,  fr  appellare: 
  cf  F.  appellation.  See  {Appeal}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  appealing;  appeal.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  The  act  of  calling  by  a  name 
 
  3.  The  word  by  which  a  particular  person  or  thing  is  called 
  and  known  name  title;  designation. 
 
  They  must  institute  some  persons  under  the 
  appellation  of  magistrates.  --Hume. 
 
  Syn:  See  {Name}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  appellation 
  n  :  identifying  word  or  words  by  which  someone  or  something  is 
  called  and  classified  or  distinguished  from  others  [syn: 
  {denomination},  {designation},  {appellative}] 




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