An example of an appellation is the act of two parents choosing a name for their new baby.
An example of an appellation is the name Tom.
Origin of appellation
- Middle English appelacion from Old French appelation from Latin appellātiō appellātiōn- from appellātus past participle of appellāre to entreat appeal Sense 2, from French appellation (d’origine contrôlée) (registered vintage) trade name from appellation trade name from Old French appelation
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From the Old French apellatiun, from the Latin appellātiō (“a naming”).