Aucupation Au`cu*pa"tion, n. [L. aucupatio, fr. auceps, contr. for aviceps; avis bird + capere to take.] Birdcatching; fowling. [Obs.] --Blount. [1913 Webster]

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  • aucupation — aucuˈpation ? Obs. 0 [ad. L. aucupātiōn em, n. of action f. aucupā ri: see prec.] ‘Hunting after a thing.’ Bullokar 1616. ‘Birding or fowling; also gain, advantage.’ Blount Gl. 1656 …   Useful english dictionary

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