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compellation


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Compellation  \Com`pel*la"tion\,  n.  [L.  compellatio,  fr 
  compellare  to  accost,  fr  compellere.  See  {Compel}.] 
  Style  of  address  or  salutation;  an  appellation. 
  ``Metaphorical  compellations.''  --Milton. 
 
  He  useth  this  endearing  compellation,  ``My  little 
  children.''  --Bp. 
  Beveridge 
 
  The  peculiar  compellation  of  the  kings  in  France  is  by 
  ``Sire,''  which  is  nothing  else  but  father.  --Sir  W. 
  Temple.