cunctation

cunctation

[kuhngk-tey-shuhn]
noun
delay; tardiness.

Origin:
1575–85; < Latin cunctātiōn- (stem of cunctātiō) delay, equivalent to cunctāt(us) (past participle of cunctārī to delay) + -iōn- -ion

cunctatious, cunctatory [kuhngk-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , cunctative [kuhngk-tuh-tiv] , adjective
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cunctation (kʌŋkˈteɪʃən)
 
n
rare delay
 
[C16: from Latin cunctātiō a hesitation, from cunctārī to delay]
 
cunctative
 
adj
 
cunc'tator
 
n

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