a suffix occurring in words of latin origin, used to form abstract nouns from verbs or stems not identical with verbs, whether as expressing action (revolution; commendation), or a state (contrition; starvation), or -ssociated meanings (relation; temptation).
also, -ation, -cion, -ion, -sion, -xion.
indicating state, condition, action, process, or result election, prohibition compare -ation, -ion
word origin
from old french, from latin -tiō, -tiōn-
suffix forming nouns from verbs, from l. -tionem, accusative of noun suffix -tio (gen. -tionis) forming nouns of condition and action (the -t- is the latin pp. stem).

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