Exercitation meaning

ĭg-zûrsĭ-tāshən
The act or an instance of exercising.
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(now rare) Exercise; esp., the exercising or display of special abilities, skills, etc.
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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.

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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."

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1855, Charles Kingsley, Westward Ho!.

Come up, sir, and show me your exercitation."

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Origin of exercitation

  • Middle English exercitacioun from Latin exercitātiō exercitātiōn- from exercitāre frequentative of exercēre to exercise exercise

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin exercitatio, from exercitare, intensive, from exercere to exercise.

    From Wiktionary