Definition of personation in English:

personation

noun

formal
  • See personate

    • ‘The strictest electoral laws in Europe were introduced on the back of false allegations of mass personation.’
    • ‘The deep-background reason being offered for the rule change is to prevent personation.’
    • ‘Voters are advised to bring some form of identification as checks are expected to be increased five-fold to prevent personation.’
    • ‘A pay phone situated in the garden has long since lost its dialling tone, so if there's a case of personation he may have difficulty contacting the gardaí.’
    • ‘Research will have to be carried out on it and we may have to have stricter criteria to wipe out personation at polling booths.’

Pronunciation

personation

/pəːs(ə)ˈneɪʃ(ə)n/