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gratulation

[grach-uh-ley-shuh n] /ˌgrætʃ əˈleɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
a feeling of joy.
2.
the expression of joy.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English gratulacioun < Latin grātulātiōn- (stem of grātulātiō). See gratulate, -ion
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Examples for gratulation
  • Not one of his predictions has been verified, not one of his avowed causes of con gratulation has proved genuine.

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