Tuesday, December 15, 2009
appellation noun [ap-uh-LAY-shun] The word by which a particular person or thing is called and known; name; title; designation.
Definitions for appellation
- The word by which a particular person or thing is called and known; name; title; designation.
- The act of naming.
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Citations for appellation
For as long as Olympia can remember, her mother has been referred to, within her hearing and without, as an invalid -- an appellation that does not seem to distress her mother and indeed appears to be one she herself cultivates.
A communist or a revolutionary, for example, would likely readily accept and admit that he is in fact a communist or a revolutionary. Indeed, many would doubtless take particular pride in claiming either of those appellations for themselves.