Lam`en*ta"tion (?), n. [F. lamentation, L. lamentatio.]
The act of bewailing; audible expression of sorrow; wailing; moaning.
In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation and weeping
Matt. ii. 18.
2. pl. Script.
A book of the Old Testament attributed to the prophet Jeremiah, and taking its name from the nature of its contents.
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