Definition of illation in English:

illation

noun

Archaic
  • 1The action of inferring or drawing a conclusion.

    • ‘To the extent that our private views are doing the work - to the extent that the engine of illation is something locked up (at least for the moment) inside, there is a risk of unproductive disagreement.’
    1. 1.1An inference.
      • ‘Manning said as head of the National Security Council he felt ‘constrained to not answer the question from the reporter,’ but his illation was already indelibly established.’

Origin

Mid 16th century: from Latin illatio(n-), from illat- brought in from the verb inferre (see infer).

Pronunciation:

illation

/əˈlāSHən/