deprecation

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French deprecation (French: déprécation), from Latin dēprecātiōnem, from dēprecātiō (deprecation, invocation), from dēprecor (I avert, I warn off; I deprecate).

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deprecation (countable and uncountable, plural deprecations)

  1. (uncountable) The act of deprecating.
  2. (countable) A praying against evil; prayer that an evil may be removed or prevented; strong expression of disapprobation.
  3. Entreaty for pardon; petitioning.
  4. (countable) An imprecation or curse.

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