Pollicitation


TUESDAY, JANUARY 26

Pollicitation

[pə-lis-ə-TAY-shən]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Late Middle English, unknown

1.

The action of promising; a promise; a document conveying a promise.

2.

Also Civil Law: a promise not yet formally accepted, and therefore in certain cases revocable.

Examples of Pollicitation in a sentence

“They formalized the agreement by signing a pollicitation.”

“Their contract was hinged on a pollicitation.”

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About Pollicitation

Pollicitation is a more formal word for a promise — specifically, the action of promising or a document describing a promise.

Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is Australia Day? Celebrated annually on January 26, Australia Day marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and the raising of the Flag of Great Britain at that site by Governor Arthur Phillip. The marking of 26 January has changed over time: starting as a celebration for emancipated convicts and evolving into what is now a celebration of Australia that reflects the nation’s diverse people.

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Procrastination: A hardening of the oughteries.”

— Author Unknown

Mansuetude


Mansuetudeman-SOO-ə-toodPart of speech: nounOrigin: Latin, unknown
WORD OF THE DAY
Mansuetudeman-SOO-ə-toodPart of speech: nounOrigin: Latin, unknown
1Meekness; gentleness.
 
Examples of Mansuetude in a sentence “Grant handled the difficult situation with the utmost mansuetude.” “It’s important to approach the shelter animals with mansuetude.”

27 JANUARY


International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust – 27 January  

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