- The act of inviting; solicitation; the requesting of a person's company.
an invitation to a party, to a dinner, or to visit a friend
1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter VIII, in The Younger Set (Project Gutenberg; EBook #14852), New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, published 1 February 2005 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 24962326:
- At her invitation he outlined for her the succeeding chapters with terse military accuracy ; and what she liked best and best understood was avoidance of that false modesty which condescends, turning technicality into pabulum.
- A document or verbal message conveying an invitation.
- We need to print off fifty invitations for the party.
- Allurement; enticement.
- (fencing) A line that is intentionally left open to encourage the opponent to attack.
- (solicitation): invitement (obsolete)
act of inviting
document or spoken words conveying the message by which one is invited
fencing: line left open
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invitation f (plural invitations)
- “invitation” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
invitation (plural invitationes)