Now Rare exercise; esp., the exercising or display of special abilities, skills, etc.
Origin of exercitationMiddle English exercitacioun ; from Old French exercitation ; from Classical Latin exercitatio ; from past participle of exercitare, intensive of exercere: see exercise
The act or an instance of exercising.
Origin of exercitationMiddle English exercitacioun, from Latin exercitati&omacron;, exercitati&omacron;n-, from exercitare, frequentative of exerc&emacron;re, to exercise; see exercise.
- 1901, John Gibson Lockhart, Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume I (of 10):
- This was at first to have taken place alternately at each other's houses, but we soon discovered that my friend's resolution was inadequate to severing him from his couch at the early hour fixed for this exercitation.
- 1890, Various, Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 99., October 25, 1890:
- Mens sana in corpore sano, which being translated means, mens--or perhaps I should say, men--should incorporate bodily exercise with mental exercitation."
- 1855, Charles Kingsley, Westward Ho!:
- Come up, sir, and show me your exercitation."
From Latin exercitatio, from exercitare, intensive, from exercere to exercise.