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execration

[ek-si-krey-shuh n] /ˌɛk sɪˈkreɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of execrating.
2.
a curse or imprecation:
The execrations of the prophet terrified the sinful multitude.
3.
the object execrated; a thing held in abomination.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English execracioun < Latin ex(s)ecrātiōn- (stem of ex(s)ecrātiō). See execrate, -ion
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Word Origin and History for execrations

execration

n.

late 14c., from Latin execrationem (nominative execratio), noun of action from past participle stem of execrari "to hate, curse," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + sacrare "to devote to holiness or to destruction, consecrate," from sacer "sacred" (see sacred).

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