salutation


salutation
salutational, adj.salutationless, adj.
/sal'yeuh tay"sheuhn/, n.
1. the act of saluting.
2. something uttered, written, or done by way of saluting.
3. a word or phrase serving as the prefatory greeting in a letter or speech, as Dear Sir in a letter or Ladies and Gentlemen in a speech.
[1350-1400; ME < L salutation- (s. of salutatio) greeting, equiv. to salutat(us) (ptp. of salutare to greet; see SALUTE, -ATE1) + -ion- -ION]

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Universalium. 2010.

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