From Old French salutacion, from Latin salutatio (“a greeting, a wishing health to”), from saluto (“wish one’s health, greet”), from salus (“well-being”). Compare the Latin greeting salve (“be well”).
salutation (plural salutations)
- A greeting, salute, or address; a hello.
- The act of greeting.
- The title in a person's name, such as Mr, Mrs, Ms., Dr., or Rev.
act of greeting