A courting of favor or applause by flattery or target a captivating quality an attraction
- A courting of favor or applause, by flattery or address; a fascinating high quality; an attraction.
In French law. The work of 1 which succeeds in controlling the might of another, so as to come to be master from it; used in an invidious good sense. Zerega v. Perei- vnl, 46 Los Angeles. Ann. 590, 15 Southern. 476.
1520s, from Middle French captation, from Latin captationem (nominative captatio) "a reaching after, a catching at," noun of activity from past participle stem of captare (see catch (v.)).