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From Latin expostulātiōnem, accusative singular of expostulātiō (“complaint, expostulation”), from expostulō (“demand, expostulate”), from ex (“out of, from”) + postulō (“demand or claim”). See expostulate.
- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
- (countable) The act of reasoning earnestly in order to dissuade or remonstrate.
- (uncountable) A comment of earnest reasoning meant to dissuade or remonstrate.