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expostulation

[ik-spos-chuh-ley-shuh n] /ɪkˌspɒs tʃəˈleɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of expostulating; remonstrance; earnest and kindly protest:
In spite of my expostulations, he insisted on driving me home.
2.
an expostulatory remark or address.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Latin expostulātiōn- (stem of expostulātiō) complaint. See expostulate, -ion
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expostulation

n.

1580s, from Latin expostulationem (nominative expostulatio), noun of action from past participle stem of expostulare (see expostulate).

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