felicitation

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felicitation (plural felicitations)

  1. The act of felicitating; a wishing of joy or happiness; congratulation.

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  • A man is often wished congratulations on the event of his engagement or marriage. However, it was considered rude to "congratulate" a lady (for "catching" a husband?), so she was wished "felicitations" instead.

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