PRONUNCIATION: (klar-i-GAY-shuhn)

MEANING: noun: A demand for restitution for some wrong, as a precursor to declaring war.

ETYMOLOGY: from Latin clarigare (to make clear), from clarus (clear). Earliest documented use: 1432.

CLAVIGATION - after they give you the Key to the City, finding your way around with it

CLARINATION - an entire country of woodwinds

CLARIGATICON - a statue used for the worship of Clarigat the Great