One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The action of promising; a promise; a document conveying a promise. Also Civil Law: a promise not yet formally accepted, and therefore in certain cases revocable.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in Regiam Majestatem. From classical Latin pollicitātiōn-, pollicitātiō a promise from pollicitāt-, past participial stem of pollicitārī to promise + -iō; compare -ation. Compare Middle French, French pollicitation.
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