delectation

[dee-lek-tey-shuhn]
noun
delight; enjoyment.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English delectacioun < Latin dēlectātiōn- (stem of dēlectātiō), equivalent to dēlectāt(us) (see delectate) + -iōn- -ion

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delectation (ˌdiːlɛkˈteɪʃən)
 
n
pleasure; enjoyment

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delectation
14c., from O.Fr. delectation (12c.), from L. delectationem, noun of action from delectare (see delegate).
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Thou art the accomplishment and sum of her delectation.
During the afternoon the ship's band played for the delectation of the visitors.
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