Definition of historiate in English:

historiate

verb

  • with object To decorate (especially an illuminated manuscript or initial letter) with depictions of people, animals, or narrative scenes.

Origin

Late 18th century (in an earlier sense). From post-classical Latin historiat-, past participial stem of historiare. Compare French historier.

Pronunciation

historiate

/hɪˈstɔːrɪeɪt/