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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deprecation  \Dep`re*ca"tion\  (d[e^]p`r[-e]*k[=a]"sh[u^]n),  n. 
  [L.  deprecatio;  cf  F.  d['e]pr['e]cation.] 
  1.  The  act  of  deprecating;  a  praying  against  evil;  prayer 
  that  an  evil  may  be  removed  or  prevented;  strong 
  expression  of  disapprobation. 
 
  Humble  deprecation.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Entreaty  for  pardon;  petitioning. 
 
  3.  An  imprecation  or  curse.  [Obs.]  --Gilpin. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deprecation 
  n  :  the  act  of  depreciating  [syn:  {denigration}] 




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