Velitation

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Velitation vĕl`ĭ*tā"shŭn A dispute or contest; a slight contest; a skirmish. "After a short velitation we parted."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n velitation A dispute or contest; a slight skirmish.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Velitation vel-i-tā′shun a slight skirmish.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. velitatio, fr. velitari, velitatus, to skirmish, from veles, -itis, a light-armed soldier

Usage

In literature:

Hoc solum praecepit, ut qui quaerere velit, nudus quaerat, linteo cinctus, lancem habens; qui si quid invenerit.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 4" by Edward Gibbon
To avoid infection, the corpses of the velites had been speedily buried; and the position of the graves was no longer visible.
"Salammbo" by Gustave Flaubert
Did I not win a musket of honour among the Velites of the Guard?
"The Adventures of Gerard" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Siquis me velit convenire, quovis die mane adesto in publicis hortis urbis Baltimorianae ad signum apri.
"Average Jones" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
The Velites were light-armed troops, employed on out-post duty, and mingled with the horsemen.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume III" by John Lord
From that time the Roman cavalry had the superiority; and it was established that there should be velites in the legions.
"The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six" by Titus Livius
The Velites were not divided into companies, but were distributed equally among the Hastati, Principes, and Triarii.
"A Smaller History of Rome" by William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
I told her at once that I was a surgeon-major of the Velites, and should be now in the governor's palace with the Emperor.
"The Great White Army" by Max Pemberton
Vosne velit an me regnare era quidve ferat Fors, Virtute experiamur.
"The Roman Poets of the Republic" by W. Y. Sellar
Neque aliter cuiquam opinari licebit, qui non experientiae plane desertor esse velit.
"Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates, 3rd ed. Volume I (of 4)" by George Grote
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In news:

With a sweeping, stylized exterior and a globally influenced passenger compartment, the Velite - a four-seat convertible - continues to characterize Buick vehicles of today.
Velits Wins Tour of Oman .
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