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1rare The action of attaching, joining, binding, or linking; the state or fact of being attached, joined, or bound; union, conjunction; combination. Now rare.
2The arithmetical method of solving problems that involve the combining of things of different quality or price; an instance of the use of this method.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Richard Taverner (?1505–1575), translator and evangelical reformer. From classical Latin alligātiōn-, alligātiō action of tying or binding, bond from alligāt-, past participial stem of alligāre + -iō.
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