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cunctation

[kuhngk-tey-shuh n] /kʌŋkˈteɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
delay; tardiness.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; < Latin cunctātiōn- (stem of cunctātiō) delay, equivalent to cunctāt(us) (past participle of cunctārī to delay) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
cunctatious, cunctatory
[kuhngk-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈkʌŋk təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
cunctative
[kuhngk-tuh-tiv] /ˈkʌŋk tə tɪv/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cunctatory

cunctation

/kʌŋkˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
(rare) delay
Derived Forms
cunctative (ˈkʌŋktətɪv) adjective
cunctator, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin cunctātiō a hesitation, from cunctārī to delay
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