Definition for E-LI'SION

E-LI'SION, n. [s as z. L. elisio, from elido, to strike off; e and l├Ždo.]

  1. In grammar, the cutting off or suppression of a vowel at the end of a word, for the sake of sound or measure, when the next word begins with a vowel; as, th' embattled plain; th' empyreal sphere.
  2. Division; separation. [Not used.] Bacon.

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