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From Latin illaqueare +‎ -ation.


illaqueation (plural illaqueations)

  1. (obsolete) Trapping or entangling someone or something in a noose, snaring; hanging.
    • 1646, Sir Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, V.21:
      And even that the Hebrews used this present way of hanging, by illaqueation or pendulous suffocation, in public justice and executions, the expressions and examples in Scripture conclude not, beyond good doubt.
  2. A snare; a trap.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Johnson to this entry?)
  3. The process of pulling away an inverted eyelash by passing a loop of thread behind it.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for illaqueation in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)