(?), n. [L. compellatio, fr. compellare to accost, fr. compellere. See Compel.] Style of address or salutation; an appellation. "Metaphorical compellations." Milton.
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He useth this endearing compellation, "My little children."
Bp. Beveridge.
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The peculiar compellation of the kings in France is by "Sire," which is nothing else but father.
Sir W. Temple.
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