noun Civil Law.
an offer or promise not yet accepted by the person to whom it was made.
< Latin pollicitātiōn-
(stem of pollicitātiō
) a promising, equivalent to pollicitāt
) (past participle of pollicitārī
to promise, frequentative of pollicērī
to promise, literally, bid for, equivalent to pol-
(assimilated variant of por-
forth, forward, akin to per-
) + licērī
to bid) + -iōn- -ion