occecation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin occaecatio, from occaecare (to make blind), from ob + caecare (to blind), from caecus (blind).

Noun[edit]

occecation (uncountable)

  1. The act of making blind, or the state of being blind.
    • Bishop Joseph Hall
      It is an addition to the misery of this inward occecation.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 occecation in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)