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velitation

[vel-i-tey-shuh n] /ˌvɛl ɪˈteɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
a minor dispute or contest.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; < Latin vēlitātiōn- (stem of vēlitātiō), equivalent to vēlitāt(us) (past participle of vēlitārī to skirmish, derivative of vēles (stem vēlit-) foot soldier; see -ate1) + -iōn- -ion
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