allision

allision

[uh-lizh-uhn]
noun Law.
the striking of one ship by another.

Origin:
1625–35; < Late Latin allīsiōn (stem of allīsiō), equivalent to allīs(us) struck at, past participle of allīdere (al- al- + -līd- strike (combining form of laed-; see lesion) + -tus past participle suffix) + -iōn- -ion

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