Par*tic`i*pa"tion (?), n. [F. participation, L. participatio.]

1.

The act or state of participating, or sharing in common with others; as, a participation in joy or sorrows.

These deities are so by participation. Bp. Stillingfleet.

What an honor, that God should admit us into such a blessed participation of himself! Atterbury.

2.

Distribution; division into shares.

[Obs.]

Raleigh.

3.

community; fellowship; association.

[Obs.]

Shak.

 

© Webster 1913.

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