TUESDAY, JANUARY 26
Part of speech: noun
Origin: Late Middle English, unknown
The action of promising; a promise; a document conveying a promise.
Also Civil Law: a promise not yet formally accepted, and therefore in certain cases revocable.
in a sentence Pollicitation
“They formalized the agreement by signing a pollicitation.”
“Their contract was hinged on a pollicitation.”
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Pollicitation is a more formal word for a promise — specifically, the action of promising or a document describing a promise.
“I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them.”
via Art Quote of the Day
Did you know…
… that today is Australia Day? Celebrated annually on January 26, Australia Day marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and the raising of the Flag of Great Britain at that site by Governor Arthur Phillip. The marking of 26 January has changed over time: starting as a celebration for emancipated convicts and evolving into what is now a celebration of Australia that reflects the nation’s diverse people.
Today’s Inspirational Quote:
“Procrastination: A hardening of the oughteries.”
— Author Unknown
International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust – 27 January
This day is observed as a tribute to the memory of the victims of the Holocaust and underlines the commitment to counter antisemitism, racism, and other forms of intolerance.
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