or exertion, as of the faculties or powers of the body or mind: an exercitation of the imagination.
practice or training: exercitations in logical thinking.
the performance of a religious observance; an act of worship.
a disquisition or discourse performed as a display of skill.
Origin: 1325–75; Middle English exercitacioun
< Latin exercitātiōn-
(stem of exercitātiō
) exercise, practice, equivalent to exercitāt
) (past participle of exercitāre,
to exercise, frequentative of exercēre;
) + -iōn- -ion