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adjuration

Definition:

a solemn and earnest appeal to someone to do something

Class:

communication noun (communicative processes and contents)

Related to:

adjure

Plural:

adjurations

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Late Latin adjurationem (nominative adjuratio) "a swearing to", noun of action...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Adjurist

a follower of religious teachings that, per the Catholic Encyclopedia, are defined as "an urgent demand made upon another to do something, or to desist from doing something, which demand is rendered more solemn and more irresistible by coupling with it... (41 of 422 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Adjurist

Collins Dictionary:

adjuration | adjure | charge [synonym, sense-specific]

earnest appeal | the action of adjuring | to command, often by exacting an oath; charge | to appeal earnestly to (18 of 339 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/adjuration

Merriam-Webster:

adjuration | plea [synonym, sense-specific] | appeal [synonym, sense-specific] | conjuration [synonym, sense-specific] | cry [synonym, sense-specific] | desire [synonym, sense-specific] | entreaty [synonym, sense-specific] | petition [synonym, sense-specific] | pleading [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

a solemn oath | an earnest urging or advising (8 of 86 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/adjuration

Random House Dictionary:

adjuration

an earnest request; entreaty. | a solemn or desperate urging or counseling. (11 of 30 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/adjuration

New World Dictionary:

adjuration

a solemn charge or command | an earnest entreaty (8 of 22 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/adjuration

American Heritage Dictionary:

adjuration | adjuratory [adjective, related]

An earnest, solemn appeal. (4 of 11 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/adjuration

Wiktionary:

adjuration | adjurations [plural]

A grave warning | A solemn oath (6 of 10 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/adjuration

Britannica Encyclopedia:

prayer

an act of communication by humans with the sacred or holy--God, the gods, the transcendent realm, or supernatural powers. Found in all religions in ... (25 of 656 words, 14 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/474128​/prayer

Columbia Encyclopedia:

appeal | error

in law, hearing by a superior court to consider correcting or reversing the judgment of an inferior court, because of errors allegedly committed by ... (24 of 256 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0804396​.html

Oxford Dictionary:

entreaty | entreaties [plural]

an earnest or humble request (5 of 62 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/entreaty

Macmillan British Dictionary:

entreaty [countable/uncountable, formal] | entreaties [plural]

a strong serious request that you make to someone about something that is worrying you (15 of 41 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/entreaty

Cambridge Dictionary:

entreaty

an attempt to persuade someone to do something (8 of 24 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/entreaty

Encarta Dictionary:

entreaty | entreaties [plural]

a serious and passionate request (5 of 19 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861608683​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

adjuration

First use: late 14th century

Origin: Late Latin adjurationem (nominative adjuratio) "a swearing to", noun of action from past participle stem of adjurare. Originally ... (21 of 33 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=adjuration

Collins Dictionary:

adjuration | adjure

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Latin adjūrāre to swear to, from ad- to + jūrāre to swear, from jūs oath

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/adjuration

New World Dictionary:

adjuration

Origin: Latin adjuratio, a swearing to from past participle of adjurare, "adjure"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/adjuration

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

adjuration | adjure

Audio: British English pronunciation of "adjuration"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/adjuration

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

adjuration

Audio: North American pronunciation of "adjuration"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=adjura​01 word=adjuration

YourDictionary Audio:

adjuration

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "adjuration" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/adjuration

the Free Dictionary:

adjuration

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "adjuration" by speech synthesizer

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