Definitions for: Adjure

[v] command solemnly
[v] ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"

Webster (1913) Definition: Ad*jure", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Adjured; p. pr. & vb.
n. Adjuring]. [L. adjurare, adjurdium, to swear to; later,
to adjure: cf. F. adjurer. See Jury.]
To charge, bind, or command, solemnly, as if under oath, or
under the penalty of a curse; to appeal to in the most solemn
or impressive manner; to entreat earnestly.

Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, Cursed be the
man before the Lord, that riseth up and buildeth this
city Jericho. --Josh. vi.

The high priest . . . said . . . I adjure thee by the
living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the
Christ. --Matt. xxvi.

The commissioners adjured them not to let pass so
favorable an opportunity of securing their liberties.

Synonyms: beseech, bid, conjure, entreat, press

See Also: burden, charge, plead, saddle

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