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The action of conferring ability or fitness; capacitation.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Joseph Hall (1574–1656), bishop of Norwich, religious writer, and satirist. Originally a variant of habilitation. In later use probably independently from abilit- + -ation; compare habilitation.
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