- an identifying name or title
- the act of naming or giving a title to
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- an identifying name, title, or designation.
- a name, title, or designation.
- appellative (def. 1).
- the act of naming.
- Latin appellātiōn- (stem of appellātiō) a naming, equivalent. to appellāt(us) (see appellate) + -iōn- -ion
- Old French
- late Middle English appelacion 1400–50