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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of expostulare, from postulare 'to ask for'

expostulate

verb
     
ex‧pos‧tu‧late [intransitive] formal
to express strong disapproval, disagreement, or annoyance with someone
expostulation noun [uncountable and countable]

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