Meaning of adlection in English:


Pronunciation /adˈlɛkʃn/


Roman History
  • Appointment, by nomination rather than election, to a governing body (especially the Senate), or to a position of higher status.

    Adlection to the Senate began under Julius Caesar.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in John Bagnell Bury (1861–1927), classical scholar and historian. From post-classical Latin adlection-, adlectio (also allection-, allectio) election to a particular honour or office from classical Latin allēct-, past participial stem of allegere to elect, to select, appoint (from ad- + legere to choose, to read) + -iō.