[[t]ˌæs ɛnˈteɪ ʃən[/t]] n.
the practice of assenting readily, esp. obsequiously
Etymology: 1475–85; < L

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Assentation — As sen*ta tion, n. [L. assentatio. See {Assent}, v.] Insincere, flattering, or obsequious assent; hypocritical or pretended concurrence. [1913 Webster] Abject flattery and indiscriminate assentation degrade as much as indiscriminate contradiction …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • assentation — [as΄en tā′shən] n. immediate and usually flattering or hypocritical assent …   English World dictionary

  • assentation — ˌasən.ˈtāshən, ˌaˌsen.ˈt noun ( s) Etymology: Latin assentation , assentatio, from assentatus (past participle of assentari) + ion , io ion : ready assent especially when insincere or obsequious a tame and banal assentation George Saintsbury …   Useful english dictionary

  • assentation — /as en tay sheuhn/, n. the practice of assenting readily, esp. obsequiously. [1475 85; < L assentation (s. of assentatio). See ASSENT, ATION] * * * …   Universalium

  • assentation — noun Date: 15th century ready assent especially when insincere or obsequious …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • assentation — n. ready but insincere assent …   English contemporary dictionary

  • assentation — as·sen·ta·tion …   English syllables

  • assentation —   n. ready, insincere assent.    ♦ assentatious, a. willing to assent.    ♦ assentator, n. flatterer; one assenting insincerely or conniving.    ♦ assentatory, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Assentiren — (v. lat.), 1) beistimmen; 2) Einen zu einem Zweck, bes. zum Militärdienst für tüchtig erklären, worauf er in die Asséntliste od. Musterrolle eingetragen u. ihm ein Schein darüber, Assentschein, ausgestellt wird. Daher Assentirung, 1) Annahme von… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Assens, Assension — Assens, Assension, Zustimmung; Assentation, schmeichlerischer Beifall; Assentiment, Beipflichtung; assentiren, beipflichten, in Oesterreich in das Militär einreihen; daher: Assentirung, die Einreihung in das Militär; Assentliste, die Musterrolle …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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