What does the word appellation mean?

Usage examples for appellation

  1. Her name was Adelaide, but the little fellow whose adventure I have just related, stumbling over this fine Norman appellation, turned it into Idallidy, and then conveniently shortened it of its two extremities and made it Dall, by which title she was called by us, and known to all our friends, and beloved by all who ever spoke or heard it. – Records of a Girlhood by Frances Ann Kemble
  2. When questioned as to her reason for the appellation she decided vaguely that it might be some connection of ideas- dances- Sir Roger de Coverley- and didn't somebody " dance Jim Crow"? – The Gay Cockade by Temple Bailey
  3. They were so called by the disbanded troops and refugees who came to the country in 1783, and the appellation is still applied to their descendants. – First History of New Brunswick by Peter Fisher Commentator: William Fisher