appellation appellation  /ˌæ pə ˈleɪ ʃən/


  • (n) identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others


  1. Some Icelandic economists say the terrorist appellation provided the extra push that sent Iceland's already reeling financial system over the ledge into complete failure.
  2. Here's a more appropriate appellation: Agent Weirdo.
  3. Oenophiles searching for an obscure appellation to impress their friends will love Colares.


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    Today (June 19) the Wall Street Journal asks if San Diego once again merits the apt appellation "Enron by the Sea." (The New York Times originally came up with the oft-repeated description a decade ago.)
    on June 20, 2013     Source: San Diego Reader


  1. "Bishop Tutu, Nelson Mandela, and prominent Israelis, including former attorney general Ben Yair, who served under both Labor and Likud prime ministers, have used and explained the appellation in harsher terms than I," Carter wrote, "pointing...
    on Dec 18, 2006 By: Jimmy Carter Source: Book Standard

  2. George Washington said "The name 'American', which belongs to you in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of patriotism more than any appellation derived from local discriminations. With slight shades of difference, you have the...
    on Jun 30, 2005 By: George Washington Source: Coatesville Ledger

  3. Chief Justice John Marshall wrote that "The Government of the United States has been emphatically termed a government of laws, and not of men. It will certainly cease to deserve this high appellation if the laws furnish no remedy for the violation...
    on Jan 6, 2009 By: John Marshall Source:

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