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[plak-eyt, -it] /ˈplæk eɪt, -ɪt/
noun, Armor.
1.
a piece of plate armor of the 15th to the 18th century protecting the lower part of the torso in front: used especially as a reinforcement over a breastplate.
Also, placard, placcate, plackart.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; apparently variant of placard
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British Dictionary definitions for placcate

placate

/pləˈkeɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to pacify or appease
Derived Forms
placation, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin plācāre; see placable
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Word Origin and History for placcate

placate

v.

1670s, a back-formation from placation or else from Latin placatus "soothed, quiet, gentle, calm, peaceful," past participle of placare "to calm, appease, quiet, soothe, assuage," related to placere "to please" (see please). Related: Placated; placating; placatingly.

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