Velitation (noun) –A velitation (vel-ih-TAY-shun) is a minor dispute or contest. As used by Sir Walter Scott inSt. Ronan’s Well: “While the ladies in the tea-room of the Fox Hotel were engaged in the light snappish velitation, or skirmish, which we have described, the gentlemen who remained in the parlour were more than once like to have quarrelled more seriously.”