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Salutationn. [L. salutatio: cf. F. salutation. See Salute.].
     The act of saluting, or paying respect or reverence, by the customary words or actions; the act of greeting, or expressing good will or courtesy; also, that which is uttered or done in saluting or greeting.  [1913 Webster]
    "In all public meetings or private addresses, use those forms of salutation, reverence, and decency usual amongst the most sober persons."  [1913 Webster]
    "Woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets."  [1913 Webster]
    "When Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb."  [1913 Webster]
    "I shall not trouble my reader with the first salutes of our three friends."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Greeting; salute; address.


Salutation, n.
1 a sign or expression of greeting or recognition of another's arrival or departure.
2 words spoken or written to enquire about another's health or well-being.

salutational adj.
ME f. OF salutation or L salutatio (as SALUTE)



accost, address, bend, bending the knee, bob, bow, bowing and scraping, citation, curtsy, dipping the colors, embrace, eulogy, genuflection, greeting, hail, hand-clasp, handshake, hello, homage, how-do-you-do, hug, inclination, kiss, kneeling, kowtow, making a leg, nod, obeisance, obsequiousness, panegyric, presenting arms, prostration, reverence, salaam, salute, scrape, servility, smile, smile of recognition, standing at attention, submission, submissiveness, tribute, wave




N allocution, alloquy, address, speech, apostrophe, interpellation, appeal, invocation, salutation, word in the ear, dialogism, platform, plank, audience.

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