Cap*ta`tion (?), n. [L. captatio, fr. captare to catch, intens of caper to take: cf. F. captation.]

A courting of favor or applause, by flattery or address; a captivating quality; an attraction.

[Obs.]

Without any of those dresses, or popular captations, which some men use in their speeches. Eikon Basilike.

 

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