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Noun- A dispute or slight contest.

Usage examples (4)
  • Huh? Anyway, San Diego writer Michael Hemmingson had a little velitation with O'Reilly over a quote from O'Reilly's novel that Hemmingson used in one of his own novels.
  • If you're involved in a velitation, you are: a. fighting as a soldier in a war.
  • While the ladies in the tea-room of the Fox Hotel were engaged in the light snappish velitation, or skirmish, which we have described, the gentlemen who remained in the...
  • The reader will easily see that Byron is here meant, who, after a little velitation of no great promise, now appeared as a serious candidate, in the first two cantos of... for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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