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felicitation

[fi-lis-i-tey-shuh n] /fɪˌlɪs ɪˈteɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
an expression of good wishes; congratulation.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; felicitate + -ion
Related forms
self-felicitation, noun
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  • If all the felicitations extended him make good he will never have to trouble about the high cost of living.
British Dictionary definitions for felicitations

felicitations

/fɪˌlɪsɪˈteɪʃənz/
plural noun, sentence substitute
1.
a less common word for congratulation
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Word Origin and History for felicitations

felicitation

n.

1709, noun of action from felicitate. Related: Felicitations.

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