Definition of pollicitation in US English:

pollicitation

(also policitation)

noun

historical
  • 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.

Origin

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.