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appellation

[ap-uh-ley-shuh n] /ˌæp əˈleɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
a name, title, or designation.
2.
appellative (def 1).
3.
the act of naming.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English appelacion < Old French < Latin appellātiōn- (stem of appellātiō) a naming, equivalent to appellāt(us) (see appellate) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
misappellation, noun
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appellation

/ˌæpɪˈleɪʃən/
noun
1.
an identifying name or title
2.
the act of naming or giving a title to
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Word Origin and History for misappellation

appellation

n.

late 15c., "action of appealing" (to a higher authority), from Old French apelacion (13c.), from Latin appellationem (nominative appellatio) "an addressing, accosting; an appeal; a name, title," noun of action from past participle stem of appellare (see appeal). Meaning "designation, name given to a person, thing, or class" is from mid-15c., from a sense also found in Middle French appeler.

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