- The definition of an appellation is the title or name of someone.
An example of an appellation is the name Tom.
- Appellation is defined as the act of giving a name to someone or something.
An example of an appellation is the act of two parents choosing a name for their new baby.
- the act of calling by a name
- a name or title that describes or identifies a person or thing; designation
Origin of appellationClassical Latin appellatio ; from past participle of appellare, appeal
- A name, title, or designation.
- A protected name under which a wine may be sold, indicating that the grapes used are of a specific kind from a specific district.
- The act of naming.
Origin of appellationMiddle English appelacion, from Old French appelation, from Latin appell&amacron;ti&omacron;, appell&amacron;ti&omacron;n-, from appell&amacron;tus, past participle of appell&amacron;re, to entreat; see appeal. Sense 2, from French appellation (d’origine contrôlée), (registered vintage) trade name, from appellation, trade name, from Old French appelation.
From the Old French apellatiun, from the Latin appellātiō (“a naming”).