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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Appellation \Ap`pel*la"tion\, n. [L. appellatio, fr. appellare: cf. F. appellation. See Appeal.] 1. The act of appealing; appeal. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of calling by a name. [1913 Webster] 3. The word by which a particular person or thing is called and known; name; title; designation. [1913 Webster] They must institute some persons under the appellation of magistrates. --Hume. [1913 Webster] Syn: See Name. [1913 Webster]