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From Latin sciscitatio, from sciscere (to seek to know), verb inchoate from scire (to know).


sciscitation (countable and uncountable, plural sciscitations)

  1. (obsolete) The act of inquiring; inquiry; demand.
    • 1614, Joseph Hall, Contemplations on the Historical Passages of the Old and New Testaments
      There is not a more noble proof of our faith than to captivate all the powers of our understanding and will to our Creator, and without all sciscitation to go blindfold whither he will lead us.