1. fantasy; invention; fairytale.
2. Obsolete: the moral of a fable.
Etymology: from affabuler (French, “to make up stories, to tell a fable”) + -tion (used to form nouns meaning “the action of [a verb” or “the result of [a verb]”, from Middle English -cioun, Old French -tion, -cion, borrowed from the accusative of Latin suffix -tiō).
1. a highly romantic piece of writing.
2. an imaginary land of high romance.
Etymology: after a novel (1901) by George Barr McCutcheon about the romantic and melodramatic adventures of military and courtly figures in the fictional kingdom of Graustark.