quiritation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin quiritatio, from quiritare, "to raise a plaintive cry".

Noun[edit]

quiritation (plural not attested)

  1. (obsolete, rare) A crying for help.
    • Joseph Hall, Contemplations on the Historical Passages of the Old and New Testaments.
      How is it then with thee, O Saviour, that thou thus astonishest men and angels with so woeful a quiritation ?