an expression of good wishes; congratulation.

1700–10; felicitate + -ion

self-felicitation, noun
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felicitations (fɪˌlɪsɪˈteɪʃənz)
pl n, —sentence substitute
a less common word for congratulations

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1709, noun of action from felicitate. Related: Felicitations.
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Example sentences
If all the felicitations extended him make good he will never have to trouble about the high cost of living.
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