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delectation

[dee-lek-tey-shuh n] /ˌdi lɛkˈteɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
delight; enjoyment.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English delectacioun < Latin dēlectātiōn- (stem of dēlectātiō), equivalent to dēlectāt(us) (see delectate) + -iōn- -ion
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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.
British Dictionary definitions for delectation

delectation

/ˌdiːlɛkˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
pleasure; enjoyment
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Word Origin and History for delectation
n.

mid-14c., from Old French delectation "enjoyment" (12c.), from Latin delectationem (nominative delectatio), noun of action from past participle stem of delectare (see delight (n.)).

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