Meaning of signation in English:


Pronunciation /sɪɡˈneɪʃn/


  • The action of "sign"; especially the action of blessing or consecrating by making the sign of the cross.


Early 17th century; earliest use found in Robert Parker (?1564–1614), religious controversialist. From post-classical Latin signation-, signatio action of signing with the cross (late 2nd or early 3rd century in Tertullian), action of sealing, indication from classical Latin signāt-, past participial stem of signāre + -iō.