TREPIDA'TION, noun [Latin trepidatio, form trepido, to tremble.]
1. An involuntary trembling; a quaking or quivering, particularly from fear or terror; hence, a state of terror. The men were in great trepidation
2. A trembling of the limbs, as in paralytic affections.
3. In the old astronomy, a libration of the eighth sphere, or a motion which the Ptolemaic system ascribes to the firmament, to account for the changes and motion of the axis of the world.
4. Hurry; confused haste.