What does the word delectation mean?

Usage examples for delectation

  1. He took it to pieces and put it together again for the benefit of every member of the family, besides a good many times for his own private delectation, and practised aiming drill and position drill by the hour together, without knowing that there were any such military exercises. – Dr. Jolliffe's Boys by Lewis Hough
  2. It would be very ungenerous and very unjust to let me continue to exercise all those pleasing devices you have just stigmatized for the delectation of people who condemn them. – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
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