Com*mo"tion (?), n. [L. commotio: cf. F. commotion. See Motion.]

1.

Disturbed or violent motion; agitation.

[What] commotion in the winds! Shak.

2.

A popular tumult; public disturbance; riot.

When ye shall hear of wars and commotions. Luke xxi. 9.

3.

Agitation, perturbation, or disorder, of mind; heat; excitement.

"He could not debate anything without some commotion."

Clarendon.

Syn. -- Excitement; agitation; perturbation; disturbance; tumult; disorder; violence.

 

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