an expression of good wishes; congratulation.

1700–10; felicitate + -ion

self-felicitation, noun
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1709, noun of action from felicitate. Related: Felicitations.
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Example sentences
So it would be ironic if the moment had already come and gone, without any fuss, fanfare or felicitation.
Alas those who control it are thinking of felicitation of a lost cause and closed gate.
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