Definitions for: Adjuration


[n] a solemn and earnest appeal to someone to do something



Webster (1913) Definition: Ad`ju*ra"tion, n. [L. adjuratio, fr. adjurare: cf.
F. adjuration. See Adjure.]
1. The act of adjuring; a solemn charging on oath, or under
the penalty of a curse; an earnest appeal.

What an accusation could not effect, an adjuration
shall. --Bp. Hall.

2. The form of oath or appeal.

Persons who . . . made use of prayer and
adjurations. --Addison.

See Also: appeal, entreaty, prayer

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