velitation


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Velitation \Vel`i*ta"tion\ (v[e^]l`[i^]*t[=a]"sh[u^]n), n. [L.
   velitatio, fr. velitari, velitatus, to skirmish, from veles,
   -itis, a light-armed soldier.]
   A dispute or contest; a slight contest; a skirmish. [R.]
   --Sir M. Hale.
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         After a short velitation we parted.      --Evelyn.
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